Favorite 23 2013 Focus St Top Speed
have you noticed the Godzilla shirt I love this shirt the reason I’m wearing it today is because I’m paying homage to what I consider the Ford Focus ST s closest . Competitor the mazdaspeed3 but the mazdaspeed3 is really out there when it comes to styling and big hood scoop lots of stuff on it if you take the color aside from this car which . Is I believe tangerine . Scream you’re left with a pretty goodlooking Ford Focus 18inch wheels I know they look bigger don’t . They and a . Very nice fairly tasteful .
Side so helping with aerodynamics when it ends . With spoiler . Up there not bad ah. whoo yes I fit but only just that’s behind the rear passenger seats difficult thing is this parcel shelf not the easiest thing to remove so if you’re going to put a big fat guy in the back of your vehicle .
Keep that in .
Mind and don’t lose it I noticed the rear spoiler often they’re. .
Useless I actually think it’s functional in a vehicle . This fast but this bizarre. exhaust tip I . Don’t think so it’s really cool I mean it looks a laser cannon or something you’d find in a scifi or anime movie but it’s not it. . Just doesn’t look real that’s what it is still it’s pretty cool. I could do that all day long nah .
Love this car this this car does not. do well without traction control there is a lot of torque steer I don’t mind torque steer I really don’t I’m to .
A certain degree I mean a long time ago I .
Tested the Dodge Caliber SRT .
4 and it had crazy crazy torques pedir but this cars a little bit different it’s kind of saying man up boy come on you can handle it use them . Arms so that’s what I do. yeah I know plastic cover this .
One actually does have sound deadening material here but this is more important a 2 liter engine it’s an EcoBoost that’s turbocharged and puts out 252 horsepower awesome but better yet 270 . Pound feet of torque hooked up to a proper very smooth 6speed manual transmission and it screams it absolutely loves to be revved I mean how many times have you seen a small Ford that love to be revved in America I love driving this car . Around. corners no problems as long as you remember the general rule of going into a corner slow .
And coming out fast you’re that . No problem the torque .
Steer doesn’t defeat the ability of this vehicle the corner which is fantastic it’s you know what it is I’ll tell you what this car ISM .
It’s a really really horny dog that’s. once . It’s pulling at the leash it always wants you to give it more give it more . Space fire it away let it go let it go home somebody’s that’s what it reminds me about well maybe not so much the leg part but the you know tugging at the leash wanting to . Get out there which makes this car a little bit dangerous and dangerous is a good thing when it comes to cars when you’re talking about performance all right. Kyle the interns outside he doesn’t know yet but I switched off the traction control oh sorry little guy .
One of the. only areas I can really gripe . About for to Focus ST is . In the interior and it’s not that there’s anything wrong with it it’s . The same thing as a regular focus pretty much but that in itself sort of takes away from the special feel there .
Are some trim pieces here and there that remind you it’s a focus but if you get the Recaro . Seats then you have no choice but to see that this is a Ford Focus ST they’re garish . And they’re pretty ugly to look at but they hold you a baseball glove just boom . Right there feels great and the gauges that are in addition to the regular instrumentation in the Focus ST well it looks they. were put there as an afterthought the binnacle is large it . Looks . You could put the meters in there and everything else and have . It look really good but they just kind of put a little tiny thing . In there I’ve driven the GTI I’ve . Driven the Golf R I’ve driven just about every hot hatch that’s available in the United States this is the best by far by far it’s big fat Harriet come on just. the regular focus the Focus ST I fit in the back but just barely the . Seats of scallops so there is room for my knees I’m able to sit behind myself more importantly I was able to . Get three kids in the back of this vehicle with . Two booster seats and a baby seat that’s important .
Because it’s a hatchback so it’s basically .
A family car right Ford. put in a box basically to resonate the engine sound into the interior . It’s great when you’re below certain rpm parts . Pretty quiet it’s basically just a regular focus it’s fairly tight suspension which is brilliant by the way but once you start going above say 4,000 rpm then you start hearing it and you want to hear more of it you want .