Archives for April 26th, 2013

Ford picks Fiesta ST, Transit Connect as this year’s SEMA darlings

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SEMA is more than nine months away, but the reveille bugle for the show has just sounded with Ford's call to aftermarket companies for its project-vehicle program. The 2014 Ford Fiesta ST and 2014 Transit Connect van and wagon are the cars The Blue Oval wants to feature, but applicants can submit project vehicles for any product except the GT500, the Raptor, or anything from Lincoln. Submissions must be completed in two parts, the first being ...

2013 Ford Focus ST Goes up Against VW Golf R, Subaru BRZ on Head 2 Head

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On this week’s episode of Head 2 Head, associate road test editor Carlos Lago hits the track to see if the new 2013 Ford Focus ST has what it takes to challenge the direct descendant of the original hot hatch, the 2012 Volkswagen Golf R. Lago starts out by comparing how the Focus ST and Golf R stack up in the canyons. The front-drive Focus ST clearly has the most boy-racer appeal of the two, with ...