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Spy Shots: Ford Testing 2012 Focus ST in Europe and North America

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Ford ‘s Team RS and SVT engineering teams are currently testing 60 pre-production Focus prototypes in Europe and North America.

“The new Focus ST is eagerly awaited around the world, which is appropriate as this is our first global performance model,” said Jost Capito, Ford’s director of Global Performance Vehicles. “It must live up to Ford’s reputation for producing affordable yet exciting and sporty versions of its smaller cars that reward and delight enthusiast drivers, but can also be used every day.

“We’ve done all the engineering groundwork, and now we’re using some of the most demanding roads we can find in Europe and North America to validate and fine tune the performance and driving dynamics.”

The 2012 Focus ST will be powered by a 246-hp 2.0L EcoBoost engine.

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