What does Ford do to turn a humdrum Focus into a rasping, race-ready ST-R? Ford Racing gives us our first in-depth look into this turn-key racer, showing off the new dampers, bigger brakes, stiffer bushings, and FIA-spec cage.

We get to see just what $100K buys you if you want to be dipping your wheels into Grand-Am or the SCCA Word Challenge TC. The engine gets remapped, but as a whole the bodywork and drivetrain are stock. Our shameless love for the Focus ST-R is well documented, and watching one buzz around the Michigan Proving Grounds only encourages us to start pawning off the family heirlooms.