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Ford Releases Focus ST Black "Knight Rider" Edition?

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We're not quite sure what to make of this. Ford Europe's got a string of press releases announcing what seems to be a Ford Focus ST Black Edition. The only problem is they've dropped the press release out in every language but English, so we're kind of going off of the Babelfish translation of the French version here. But on top of Ford Europe's desire to not allow those of us with only knowledge of the English language to see the release, there's also the rather odd connection being made to the K.I.T.T. car. In fact, it's being sold as "celebrates it car of the American television serial "Knight Rider" except the ST Black Edition "can neither speak nor to lead all alone." See if you can make heads or tails of it while we wait for the English version of the press release to go live along with more photos.


Racée, sporting and with the malicious glance, Ford Focus ST Black Edition does not miss assets for its special edition of black color strictly limited to 50 specimens: rare will be thus the drivers which will be able to be offered this sports car to the complete equipment invoiced 47 990 franks and which can practically do everything. Quasi like the imperceptible car of the popular television serial "Knight To wrinkle", in the Eighties.

After successful launching, in spring, X-ray ST WRC-Edition, here now a new version of popular Ford which wants to be resolutely sporting, and in spite of very elegant, in its delivered black color. With the first glance, one could almost confuse X-ray ST Black Edition with his large s?ur, celebrates it car of the American television serial "Knight Rider": with its black body Black Panther, its impertinent monogram Black Edition, its masks of foglamps black chechmate and the so black grids of higher and lower grill they, the car is not without recalling celebrates it knight of the road, the K.I.T.T. Except that Ford Focus ST Black Edition carried out in a strictly limited special version can neither speak nor to lead all alone.

The fifty models Black Edition are characterized by exclusive black light alloy rims OZ Supertourismo WP from 19 inches which were manufactured in particular for Ford in black chechmate with an orange graphics. Goes up pneumatic is with the height with tires Dunlop "SP Sportmaxx" (225/35Z R19) broad and with the extremely flat profile. The large back aileron painted in the color of the body gets an optimal support to him. The headlights bixénon guarantee that the dipped headlights and the main-beam headlamps have an identical color of light and that the road is illuminated liberally and with a great clearness so that the driver identifies any possible danger very early. The treated cockpit enamels of it piano with its head offices Sport Recaro, the head-rests embroidered with a great love of the detail, the wheel leather which fall well in hands and the pommel speed with its fine leather sleeve also adopt the same black color. Among the details of installation of the three-doors which deserve to be announced appear in particular an audio system Sony in changer with six CD of great standing and a practice automatic air-conditioning at two zones as well as de-icing the QuickClear® windshield which also reflects the rays of the sun.

Ford Focus ST Black Edition is propelled by famous the 2,5 turbo liters with five cylinders which develops 225 CH (166 kw) with 6100 tours/minute. But its couple is more impressive still since it is 320 newton-meter available between 1600 and 4000 turns. In combination with the manual box at six speeds of a high degree of accuracy, front traction charms its driver by filling with enthusiasm performances: it cuts down the 0 to 100 km/h in 6,8 seconds and its dash speed culminates with 241 km/h.

But a car which road quickly must also be able to slow down instantaneously, reason for which it has a re-examined and corrected brake system which competes without sorrow with the rise to power of an impressive sovereignty. The nose gear is characterized by discs ventilated from 320 millimetres diameter to clamps with four pistons from a reliability to any test. For the aft wheels, clamps of brake with two pistons and discs of 280 millimetres are found. An anti-locking system with four channels (ABS) with electronic distribution of the force of braking (EBD) guarantees short braking distances and an imperturbable directional stability at the time of the operations of deceleration. And, if the 225 horses threatened to pack, the electronic program of stability (ESP) would intervene to suppress them thanks to small selective brake applications. We recommend to to the interested customers and customers to react quickly - the fifty first will be also the last.


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@abgwin: I think someone here answered that pretty well in a previous euro Focus post from a while ago. I will probably screw it up, but I think Ford said they could never import it as a Ford and keep it affordable. Mazda seems to have no problem pulling this off so that kind of smacks of BS to me. I love Ford, but it's tough to root for them when we get the Dave edition Focus foisted on us and the ST is ripping around old blighty with a T5 in it.