Though Ford gave the world an early look at the next-generation Focus, which is making its official debut in the City of Lights, this week, it saved some good things for the company’s Paris Motor Show press conference, notably the roll-out of the all-new Focus ST.
Set to go on sale in Europe in early 2012, the 5-door looks to be more than just another one of the many spin-offs using the all-new C-car platform as the base Focus. It promises to be a true screamer.
The most sporting of the new Focus variants, shown in Paris in a Tangerine Scream paint scheme, the hot hatch will make a solid 246 horsepower out of its 2.0-liter inline-four Ecoboost engine. Look for serious off-the-line acceleration, the maker says, and the exhaust note to go with it.