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In Heat

Ford is invading Las Vegas with six even hotter ST hatchbacks

By Steve Turner
Photos courtesy of Ford Motor Company

If you are in the automotive aftermarket, Las Vegas is the place to be next week. It hosts the annual confab of modifying cars known as The SEMA Show. For many years, Ford has held center stage with a giant display and a host of project vehicles, and the 2015 show is shaping up to be something else. So far the company has teased its Edge, Explorer, F-150, and Mustang projects, and today it released details on its hot-rodded hatches.

“As Ford’s ST brand of performance cars continues to grow in North America, it makes perfect sense for Ford Performance’s pair of hot hatches to garner attention from custom builders,” the company explained. “The Focus ST and Fiesta ST SEMA-bound vehicles show the variety of ways these performance models can be modified to meet and exceed an owner’s expectations. Track capability both on and off-road is easily proven as well as the desire to just have street cred and style.”

For a preview of the hot Fiesta and Focus STs headed to SEMA, watch this…

For more details on these hopped-up hatches, keep on reading.

CJ Pony Parts Focus STFocusST-CJ-Pony-Parts2

“This Focus ST is the ultimate showcase for CJ Pony Parts, utilizing the best they have to offer in converting this Focus ST into the perfect blend of street capable and track ready.  A heavily tuned powertrain featuring an upgraded turbo and AirLift suspension makes this ST perform as well as it looks,” says the company. “Featuring attention-grabbing Ultra Orange Pearl paint and awesome Fifteen52 Tremac R43 19-inch wheels, this Focus ST is a standout wherever it goes.”

Here’s a full list of mods:

Powertrain

  • COBB Tuning:
  • Stage 3 Performance Pack
  • Cold air intake
  • Downpipe
  • Full exhaust
  • Motor mount
  • Front-mount intercooler
  • Custom tune via Accessport V3 tuner
  • ATP upgraded turbo package

Chassis

  • AirLift fully-adjustable suspension
  • COBB Tuning anti-roll bars
  • Wilwood 6-Piston, 14-inch front brakes
  • Wilwood 13-inch rear brakes

Wheels & Tires

  • Fifteen52 Tremac R43 (19x 8.5-inch) wheels
  • Nitto NT01 (235/35R-19) tires

Exterior

  • House of Kolor Ultra Orange Pearl paint
  • Paint by GCR Auto
  • Custom CJ Pony Parts front splitter
  • Diode Dynamics LED lights
  • Street Scene side skirt splitters

Interior

  • Sparco Chrono Road seats
  • Diode Dynamics LED lighting

Rally Innovations Focus STFocus-RallyInnovations2

“Rally Innovations has morphed the Focus ST into ‘The Future of Rally.’ The bold look is highlighted by their Gundam-style body kit, liberal use of red accents, and aggressive 19-inch matte graphite wheels,” says Ford. “Keeping the theme going to the inside of the ST we find a custom roll cage and race seats with four-point harnesses with the rear seat deleted. This is no poser; the powertrain features a COBB tune, Greddy intake and exhaust as well as an aluminum intercooler with piping.  Custom lighting for rally use is setup throughout the vehicle and the coilover suspension makes the Rally Innovations Focus ST ready to take on the most aggressive of dirt courses.”

Here’s a full list of mods:

Powertrain

  • Greddy Airinx intake system
  • Greddy Supreme SP exhaust system
  • Greddy 24LS aluminum intercooler and piping kit
  • COBB Tuning Accessport V3

Chassis

  • RS-R Sports-i coilover suspension
  • R1 Concepts custom slotted rotors and pads
  • Whiteline front and rear camber adjustment bushing kits
  • COBB Tuning adjustable shift plate

Wheels & Tires

  • Rays 57 Xtreme 19×8.5-inch matte graphite wheels
  • 3 bolt pattern, 38mm offset
  • 25mm wheel adapters (5×108 to 5×114.3)
  • Nitto NT555 245/35R19 tires

Exterior

  • Baja Designs 20-inch LED stealth bar with Rally Innovations light plate
  • Baja Designs 3×3 Squadron Pro LED wide cornering lights
  • Beat-Sonic Blaid antenna
  • Rally Innovations:
  • Three-piece aluminum front splitter
  • Aluminum side splitter
  • Wheel diverters
  • Light plate
  • Gundam-style elements
  • Vented hood
  • Rear hatch spoiler
  • Metal wide fenders
  • Side moldings
  • Graphic die cut vinyl scheme
  • JDM Aero hood latches
  • Anaheim Rod & Custom three color paint scheme white pearl with red and graphite gray accents
  • House of Kolor Sno White pearl and Blue Blood red paint
  • LED RED lighting accents

Interior

  • Rally Innovations four-point custom roll cage
  • Cusco/Bride Euroster II+C adjustable race seats
  • Cusco four-point harnesses
  • Rear seat delete and roll cage panels
  • Factory Sony 401A upgraded sound system
  • LED RED lighting accents

Cobb Tuning Focus STFocus-ST-COBB

“The Focus ST by COBB Tuning is the perfect vehicle for cyclists looking to get into the proper mindset before a race.  With suspension and powertrain modifications this ST offers a spirited drive experience whether you are heading to your next race, training ride or just off to pick up groceries,” says Ford. “The clean yet aggressive look of the custom COBB race red paint with gold Rotiform forged DUS wheels makes the ST look ready to tackle the track itself or just make you look damn good while hauling your bike.”

Check out the full mod list here:

Powertrain

  • COBB Tuning:
  • Accessport V3
  • Turbo-back exhaust system
  • Front-mount intercooler
  • Cold air intake
  • Sound symposer delete
  • Turbo kit

Drivetrain

  • COBB Tuning:
  • Motor mount
  • Adjustable shift plate
  • Shift knob

Chassis

  • Accuair e-Level air management system
  • Accuair TWR air suspension
  • StopTech ST-40 front big brake kit
  • StopTech rear rotors and lines

Wheels & Tires

  • Rotiform forged DUS (18x 9.5-inch) wheels
  • Michelin Pilot Super Sport Tires

Exterior

  • BASF paint: COBB race red by Continental Collision (Georgetown, TX)
  • Triple R Composites front splitter
  • Triple R Composites sideskirt splitters
  • Focus Cayo 4.0 bikes
  • Thule ThruRide bike rack system
  • Interior
  • JPM Coachworks Alcantara accents

FSWERKS Focus ST

Focus-FSWorks

“Looking for the best balance of handling and power, FSWERKS has created this well-refined Focus ST.  Keeping the exterior clean was a priority; the only changes you will see here are sideskirts, a front splitter and a more aggressive wheel/tire combination,” says Ford. “Their focus was on the heart of the ST, giving it more power through better breathing and a short throw shift kit for quicker, more precise throws.  To keep the ST a well-rounded overall performance vehicle, they also upgraded the brakes, added a lower front stress bar and anti-sway bar with a coilover suspension to keep everything buttoned up when taking on curvy roads or a track.”Here’s the complete list of mods:

Powertrain

  • FSWERKS:
  • Cool-Flo air intake system
  • 3-inch stainless steel turbo-back exhaust system
  • Front-mount intercooler
  • Short shift kit
  • Rear engine mount
  • COBB Tuning / FSWERKS custom ECU programming

Chassis

  • H&R Special Springs street coilover suspension
  • FSWERKS lower front stress bar
  • COBB Tuning anti-sway bar
  • StopTech big brake kit
  • FSWERKS stainless steel brake lines

Wheels & Tires

  • Rotiform monoblock LVS (19x 8.5-inch) wheels
  • Continental ExtremeContact DW (235/35R-19) tires

Exterior

  • Triple R Composites front splitter and sideskirts

Interior

  • COBB Tuning Accessport V3 data monitoring and logging device

Cinemotive Media Fiesta STFiesta-ST-Cinemotive

“Showing its versatility, the Fiesta ST proves to be a strong candidate in a support or gear inspired role. Cinemotive Media has transformed this pocket rocket into a stylish and capable support vehicle, all while keeping its corner carving capability,” says the company. “Featuring a bicycle roof rack and Ignited HID lighting, this Fiesta ST could light a scene or just allow you to arrive there in style.  The Fifteen52 body kit with the BC Racing coilover suspension gives the ST a strong presence, while the unique green paint and matte-gold accents provide a sophisticated look.  The full gamut of COBB Tuning goodies were installed under the hood making this one feisty Fiesta.”
Here are all the mods:

Powertrain

  • COBB Tuning:
  • Stage 3 power package
  • Front-mount intercooler
  • Cold air intake
  • Accessport V3
  • Downpipe
  • Turbo-back exhaust
  • Rear engine mount
  • Smart blow-off valve

Chassis

  • BC Racing BR Type coilover suspension
  • Baer six-piston brake calipers
  • Baer two-piece slotted and drilled rotors

Wheels & Tires

  • 1 ADV5 Track Spec (17×9-inch front, 17×9.5-inch rear) wheels
  • Falken RT-615K (205/40R-17 front, 215/40R-17 rear) tires

Exterior

  • Square 1 Armoring York Castle Green Metallic paint
  • Fifteen52 front carbon lip
  • Fifteen52 carbon sideskirts
  • Fifteen52 carbon rear wing
  • Xpel Tech paint protection film by @thesignsavers
  • Ignited HID headlights
  • Ignited HID fog lights
  • SeaSucker Mini Bomber bicycle roof mounted rack w/spare wheel
  • Giant Bicycles Propel Advance

Interior

  • COBB Tuning shift knob
  • Recaro OEM seats
  • SS Tuning steering wheel

DSPORT Fiesta STFiesta-ST-D-Sport

“DSPORT jumped into their project car with the idea of ‘Exploring the 1.6-liter EcoBoost limits with a track-ready Fiesta ST,’” says Ford. “With plentiful modifications for the powertrain and chassis, this Fiesta ST has become a highly capable track machine, so capable its 1.6-liter EcoBoost engine could produce north of 400 horsepower at high boost levels. DSPORT has race-prepped this ST to compete in the Pirelli World Challenge Touring Car class where it will be restricted to only 300 horsepower per class rules.”
Here are all the mods:

Powertrain

  • Full-Race Motorsports:
  • SS Turbo manifold
  • Exhaust
  • Front-mount intercooler
  • Aluminum intercooler pipes
  • Mishimoto:
  • Oil cooler
  • Catch can
  • Radiator hoses
  • BorgWarner EFR 6258 Turbo
  • BOOMBA injector plate
  • RC Engineering 4x320cc/min port fuel injectors
  • COBB Tuning Accessport V3
  • CP-Carrillo CP pistons
  • CP-Carrillo Carrillo Pro-H straight beam rods
  • Club DSPORT Machine Shop engine assembly

Chassis

  • KW 2-way independent adjustable coilover suspension
  • Eibach rear anti-roll bar
  • Wilwood six-piston, 12.2-inch front brakes
  • Wilwood 11.8-inch rear brakes

Wheels & Tires

  • Volk Racing TE37V forged racing wheels
  • Club DSPORT 4x100mm wheel hub conversion
  • Pirelli P-Zero Racing Slicks (245/620R-17) tires

Exterior

  • Fifteen52 front lip extension
  • Fifteen52 rocker extensions
  • Club DSPORT Machine Shop front brake cooling ducts
  • Color-sanded and buffed molten lava base color

Interior

  • Design Craft Fabrication World Challenge TC-Spec eight-point roll cage
  • SPARCO Pro ADV seats
  • SPARCO steering wheel

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