Ford Focus ST: Now With 252 HP, Overboost, And A Free GoPro Camera

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Everyone's rushing to tell you what the Ford Focus ST costs, but since we already told you it's $24,495 last night, let's move on to two more important details others seem to be skipping:

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1.) Thanks to a temporary overboost feature, it's more powerful than originally promised.

2.) The first 1,000 buyers are getting a GoPro HD Hero2 Camera Pack.

The official SAE-certified power numbers from the 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine are up to 252 horsepower and 270 lb-ft of torque (originally it was reported at 247 hp/265 lb-ft). Except that peak torque number only comes when the overboost feature kicks in, which increases the boost enough to dial up another 15 lb-ft of torque for up to 15 seconds when your foot goes all the way to the floor.

More good news? If you're one of the first 1,000 buyers you'll get a GoPro HD Hero2 Motorsports Edition camera pack to record all of your heroic exploits. If you plan on taking your Focus ST to the track we'd recommend selecting a package that includes the Recaro seats.

Maybe now it's a good time to mention the build site just went live. Have fun you crazy kids.

DISCUSSION

pgeorge
Patrick George

Anyone know what kind of mileage this thing is supposed to get? I wonder if it's better than my WRX...