FA-ST FORD

Ford Motor Company​'s new Focus ST​ will produce an impressive 420nm! That's more torque than a Volkswagen​ Golf R. It also makes 206kw, which puts it on par with Renault South Africa​'s Megane RS 280. This is thanks to a 2.3-litre EcoBoost four-cylinder engine that will make it the most powerful Focus ST ever. Expect 0-100kph in under 6 seconds. Ford Performance​ says that the new ST's EcoBoost motor gains anti-lag technologies originally developed for the epic Ford GT​ supercar and the F-150 Raptor to ensure optimal power transfer when the vehicle is in Sport or Track mode. There's also two transmissions on offer - a six-speed self shifter and a 7-speed automatic. Ford has also fitted an electronic limited-slip differential as standard for the very first time on a front-wheel driven Ford. There is also bigger brakes, launch control, and a typical RECARO​-clad ST interior on offer. In certain markets, the ST will also be available as a diesel. This model uses a 2.0-litre EcoBlue motor that produces 140kw and 400nm, and this model will feature torque vectoring instead of an electronic LSD. The Golf GTI-rival is expected to go on sale in Europe around the middle of 2019. That said, Ford South Africa​ has yet to confirm if the Focus ST will make it to our shores or not. Here's hoping it doesn't suffer the same fate as the Fiesta ST and isn't released locally. #StayTuned #TunedAutomotive #AutoAdvisorZA

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