A look back at the Ford Focus ST at the 2012 SEMA show 0

The Ford Focus ST made a huge impact at the 2012 SEMA show.

We were lucky enough to see five different heavily customised ST Hatchbacks at the event. Steeda, Cosworth and Galpin have all contributed towards the vehicle’s modifications at the SEMA show.

Each model was powered by 2.0 litre EcoBoost engines, a very special engine. A six speed manual gearbox transmission will be mated to the vehicles. There was a Tanner Foust Racing adjustable suspension added to the vehicles along with a Magnaflow exhaust, adding extra horsepower and a more aggressive sound. The vehicle is also lowered and has a very aggressive looking body kit, designed by Street Scene. Carbon fibre has a great presence on the vehicle too.

One of the standout models from the event includes an orange and black coloured ST designed by Bojix Design of Duarte. This particular model comes with AP Racing brakes and an Eibach R1 coilover suspension. The wheels are designed by Rennen Monolite, being black coloured with hints of orange.

Cosworth and Ford have been well known partners over the years. They were behind the Hyundai Velocity too, also seen at the SEMA 2012 show. Cosworth’s contribution to the Ford ST included a power upgrade to 330 BHP. The standard version can push out only 252 BHP. The car has orange and yellow stripes along with RS2000 wheels and Pirelli P-Zero tyres.

Galpin Auto Sport painted their version grey and blue, the wheels had a wonderfully contrasting green colour. The roof has an air suction feature which helps the performance of the car as well as its balance. The vehicle has larger brakes on top of coilover suspension plus a methanol injection system. There are performance statistics this end unfortunately.

Steeda, a frequent Ford Mustang modifier decided to try their luck with the Ford Focus ST. The vehicle looks truly stunning, coming with 19 inch wheels along with excellent performance tyres. The Brembo brakes come as a plus along with Steeda’s G-Trac suspension braces.