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Ford Fiesta ST RallyCross Car, Ken Block-Modified Focus TrackSTer Debuts in Chicago

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Show floor update: Although the TrackSTer won’t be available to the masses, enthusiasts can outfit their Focus STs to look similar to Ken Block’s blue pocket rocket you see below. We talked to fifteen52′s Brad Beardow, who estimated making a TrackSTer of your own would cost about $75,000 on top of the price for a Focus ST.” Yikes. There’s a much cheaper route, though. Beardow said some of the parts seen on the TrackSTer, such ...

2013 Shelby Focus ST Quick Drive

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When Shelby American President John Luft stopped by Motor Trend headquarters and offered us a quick drive in the production version of the all-new 2013 Shelby Focus ST sporting the complete Shelby kit, we couldn’t say no. Our tester came in Oxford White with the Azure Blue Shelby Competition graphics package – just one of the three graphics package, which also includes Checkered Flag Splash and Shelby Traditional stripes – as well as the optional ...

Hot Rod Unlimited Puts 2013 Ford Mustang SEMA Car Through Its Paces

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Sometimes when we’re presented with show cars or one-offs, we’re given the caveat to treat them with kid gloves. But Mickey Thompson gave no such special care instructions to Hot Rod when it gave them the keys to its 2013 Ford Mustang GT show car. And Hot Rod’s Jesse Kiser happily obliged by taking the car to the 2013 Run to the Coast event in Irvine, California, just following one of the weekly Cars and ...

Auto Painting 101: Mercury Grand Marquis Gets a Respray on Wide Open Throttle

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What do you do with a 10-year-old car with parking lot scars? Take it to a professional body shop for a complete repaint. On this episode of Wide Open Throttle, host Jessi Lang takes video production manager Brett Adkins’ 2003 Mercury Grand Marquis, aka the “Grampsmobile,” to Duran’s Quality Painting for a new look. After chatting with the owner about some of his past projects, Lang gets her hands dirty with dent removal and some sanding. ...

Tanner Foust Edition Ford Focus ST From Cobb Tuning Has 300 HP

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If you liked the Tanner Foust Racing Focus ST concept shown last year at SEMA, you’re in luck. The professional driver has teamed up with Cobb Tuning to create a special-edition Focus ST based off the concept, that will go on sale later this year. Like the car shown in Las Vegas last year, the hotted-up hatch gets a body kit inspired by the Focus ST-R, and wears a gray, black and red paint scheme with ...

Torque Steer Battle: Ford Focus ST Takes on Mazdaspeed3 on Head 2 Head

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Hot hatch fans have been waiting to find out how the Mazdaspeed 3 compares to the turbocharged, front-drive newcomer, the Ford Focus ST. With our three-car comparison test  and host Carlos Lago driving the cars back to back on this week’s Head 2 Head, the wait is over. On paper, the two hatchbacks appear very similar. The Mazdaspeed3 makes an ample 263 hp and 280 lb-ft of torque from its turbocharged 2.3-liter I-4, while the Focus ...