We are big fans of the Ford Focus ST. The Ford Performance vehicle is not only a fun little hatch with plenty of power to zip around the track, but it also makes for a practical daily driver as well. Who says you can’t have the best of both world, right?

While many ST enthusiasts start with the bolt-on upgrades shortly after taking ownership, one upgrade that is still relatively rare is a bigger turbo. So what happens when you slap on a bigger turbo? Well, the results might just surprise you.

Hot Hatch

The twin-scroll-turbocharged EcoBoost engines are designed to deliver power and torque consistently, with little to no lag. (Photo Credit: Ford Motor Company)

Most of us are aware that the design team at Ford put a lot of time and effort developing a twin-scroll turbo that performs extremely well with the EcoBoost engine. And although the twin-scroll system aims to deliver power and torque consistently with little lag, the engineers at Ford also needed to make sure it was fuel efficient as well.

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Garrett GTX Series Turbochargers

Garrett GTX Series turbochargers are designed specifically for the hardcore enthusiast who wants optimal performance. The forged fully machined billet aluminum compressor wheels feature next-generation aerodynamics that provides a larger horsepower range and maximize boost response.

Internet car personality That Dude in Blue, a.k.a. David Patterson, released a review video this month on his YouTube channel which showcases a 2016 Ford Focus ST running the Garrett GTX 2867 R turbo upgrade. And although this Garrett turbo is still considered small by many standards, when it comes to upgrading a hot hatch like the Focus ST, it makes a huge improvement on performance to this 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine!

“It changes the entire character of how the power is,” David said. “The stock turbo on the Focus ST hits really hard and has a lot of torque, but then you’re out of power and everything levels off.”

With the Garrett GTX 2867 R, it gives ST owners the added top-end power they might be searching for. If you wanna play you gotta pay, and $2,000 dollars for a single upgrade on a car like the ST is considerable. There’s also a good chance you can kiss your factory warranty goodbye, but this is a risk hot rodders have long taken into consideration.

Would you throw caution to the wind and cash into the upgrade for this kind of performance? The 360-horsepower results in the video certainly look like a lot of fun. Watching it has us wondering what kind of performance we might see if we were to install this Garrett Turbo on a Focus ST.

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