New 2012 Ford Focus Photos!

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    usapatriot Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    Well, there will be likely be a Fiesta ST 3-door likely in the coming months, it's been caught seen testing on the streets of Detroit and on the Nurburing. Sources indicate a turbocharged version of its standard 1.6 liter 4-cyl powerplant putting out about 180HP and torque. I think the new Focus ST is gonna to be a Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart and Subaru WRX challenger while the Fiesta ST will take on the Golf GTI in terms of performance.

    Yes, I do think the new torque vectoring tech and limited-slip diff on the Focus ST will eliminate nearly all torque steer like it did on the RS500.

    EDIT: Some people are reporting that the new Focus's with automatic transmission may have built in, 2-step launch control, here's how to "apparently" do it. I'm not certain if it is so-called "brake torquing" or a legit launch control feature.

    1. Shift into Sport (S) Mode
    2. Hold Brake Down
    3. WOT Throttle
    4. Vehicle will launch at 2,700RPM.


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