276-hp hot Hyundai hatch to hunt Honda Civic Si, VW GTI, Ford Focus ST.
Josh Capito is the new boss of Volkswagen's R division. Capito was previously in charge of McLaren Racing and Ford SVT, where he oversaw the development of the Raptor, the Focus RS, and the Fiesta ST.
Yes, the Ford Focus ST is actually still around. It’s the hot hatchback we love but faded into the shadows after its little sibling, the Fiesta ST, kicked its ass in the fun-per-dollar argument. It then totally lost everyone’s attention when the almighty Focus RS arrived and decimated everything. It’s still damn good. Read more...
There are a few rumors swirling about with regards to the next-generation Ford Focus. Specifically, these pertain to the more hot-blooded ST variant and what sort of mill might make its way under the hood of this Blue Oval-brand hot hatch. In the current car, we're used to the turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-4. It's good for 252 horsepower and an...
The Ford Raptor is a pickup for pickup-truck fans who want just a little bit more. The truck is part of the Ford Performance division, which includes high-end Mustangs, the stonking Ford Focus ST, and the Le Mans-winning GT supercar. The...Show More Summary
Tom Ford sometimes gets his kicks by directing critically acclaimed films like A Single Man and this year’s Nocturnal Animals, but he’s actually significantly more famous as a fashion designer. Naturally, then, Focus Features—the studio...Show More Summary
Yep, that’s my driveway. Based on my non-scientific observations and complete lack of research, I’m going to say I’m the only person in the world to have both a Ford Fiesta ST and a Ford Focus RS. Well, okay. I’m a person in the world who has a Fiesta ST and a Focus RS, which makes […] The post Bark’s Bites: Ford Fiesta ST vs. Show More Summary
You're caning your Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] Focus ST on your favorite local race track. This could be your best lap time yet, but you don't really have an easy way of knowing this. You could invest tons of money into track data tools, or you could just grab the new Ford Performance App. Leveraging the capability of modern smartphones, Ford has...
httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DfAn5GrRCkM Ford has released teaser images of six modified Focus and Fiesta concepts bound for the SEMA show in November. The six cars are heavily tweaked versions of the Fiesta ST, Focus ST and Focus RS hot hatches. First is a wide-body ‘PPG Pure White’ Fiesta ST by Dom Tucci Design that has been fitted […]
The 2017 Ford Fiesta ST doesn’t get much in the way of changes other than a new orange paint job. However, Ford is throwing in free training at their Octane Driver’s Academy with every ST purchase. Read more...
The arrival of the bonkers Focus RS gave rise to rumors that Ford is also considering an RS-badged version of the Fiesta. Unfortunately, such a scenario was dismissed by FoMoCo in January 2016, leaving Fiesta enthusiasts to look at tuning shops for more power. Show More Summary
The origins of this series focused on wheels inhabiting the dank basements of the price scale for particular models. This suggestion, then, helpfully sent in by a member of the B&B, doesn’t appear to fit that measure. However, I andShow More Summary
The expanding lineup now includes the Mustang, Focus RS, Focus ST and Fiesta ST.
It’s not clear to me why Ford continues to make fun cars. Is fun really part of the company’s brand identity? Does it help them with market share? Does every car in the lineup need, like, multiple halo versions? What is happening here? Read more...
ford’s sync 3 infotainment system has already made its way into some of the mondeo and ranger line-up, and now the carmaker says customers can expect a broader rollout before the end of the year. focus, including focus st and rs, along...Show More Summary
Alex writes: Hi Bark, The lease on my BMW M235i runs out next summer and I’m looking at options for my next car. I’m mostly considering the Ford Focus RS, Honda Civic Type R, and Volkswagen Golf R, but also the Ford Fiesta ST (since you’ve praised your FiST so much) and Ford Mustang GT (because it’s a Mustang?). Show More Summary
The Ford Focus RS is already a certified giant killer, but even giant killers can be made quicker. Not content with its work on the Fiesta ST, British tuning house Mountune has turned its hand to the hottest hatch in the Ford Performance...Show More Summary
The flagship hatchback fetches $36,605, more than $10,000 above the ST edition.
if you're a petrolhead, you're probably no stranger to throwing a few performance tweaks at your ride. whether paying a workshop to slap on a bigger turbo or you’re mechanically adept enough to spin a few wrenches in your own garage, there’s a special kind of satisfaction that comes from modifying a car to make it faster. Show More Summary