In just a few more weeks, car guys, aftermarket specialists, and major automakers alike will descend upon Las Vegas, Nevada for the annual SEMA Show. Ford has always had a huge presence at the SEMA Show, but this year they appear to be pulling out all of the stops.
While we assumed that the new Focus ST would be making the trip to SEMA, we now have confirmation that Ford will bring new fewer than five customized Focus ST hatchbacks to this annual gathering of gearheads.
This announcement comes on the heels of the four EcoBoost-powered Fusion sedans that Ford is also bringing to SEMA. Among the shops Ford tapped to modify its hot hatchbacks is Galpin Auto Sports. Gas gave their Focus ST (pictured at the top of the post) a rally-inspired body kit, a coil-over suspension and lowering kit, big brakes, and even a methanol injection kit for more powah.
Bernal Auto Style, meanwhile, is bringing a black-and-orange Focus ST to SEMA. Once again this Focus will get big brakes and a bodykit, though this time carbon fiber will be used throughout to knock a few pounds off of this hot hatchback.
Next up is a Focus ST that is all about the horsepower, as a partnership between Cosworth and Ford delivered a 30% increase in horsepower to 330 ponies. Torque also got a 20% boost, while carbon fiber accents and a vented hood help distinguish this Focus from the pack. This is by far our favorite of the Focus ST SEMA cars for obvious reasons.
Ford also tapped famed Mustang tuner Steeda to work their magic on the Focus ST. Steeda decided the suspension needed the most help, so they worked to add big Baer brakes, a lowering kit, and a better-handling suspension to help the Focus ST navigate around the competition.
We saved the best for last, as Ford Racing driver and television personality Tanner Foust was asked to help in the creation of this final Focus ST. Tanner went for style over substance with different rims, a bodykit, new tires, and untold engine and chassis modifications. We’ll be sure to ask Tanner for specifics when we see him at SEMA.
That means so far, Ford has revealed SEMA cars for the Fusion and the Focus, and they are definitely holding out the Mustangs for right before the show. That tells us they have something good in store.