Warning The Ford Focus ST can be addicting — Volkswagen Corrado

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We’ll 2012 as being a banner for driving enthusiasts. The Scion and Subaru BRZ twins took to the closely followed by the Ford ST, a model whose track we recently captured on video.

The ST is answer to the Volkswagen GTI. a poster child for the hot hatch fun-to-drive, practical, and affordable rocket.

Full disclosure: I a soft spot for the hot V-Dub I’ve owned two of them. But be the first to admit that it comes to the fun factor, the Focus ST my old GTIs.

Unlike today’s subtle the ST isn’t bashful about its especially our Tangerine Scream-colored It looks poised and hunkered Starting the engine leaves no to the car’s intentions; the deep and exhaust bark means

With an abundance of torque at to mid-rpms, the turbocharged 2.0-liter delivers a decisive and effortless that seems unrelenting. The just keeps on coming in gear. The shifter is precise, and its low adds to the ST’s fun factor. And as as you apply judicious power, not going to experience the torque that compromises some high-strung front-wheel drive (consult your driving-impressions under Mazdaspeed3 ). And, there is that sound, adds just the right and baritone, and puts a huge on your face.

Handling is terrific with turn-in response and virtually no The steering may not be as sublime as that of the Focus SVT we tested (and of us loved dearly) in 2002, but well-weighted.

To explore the ST means it at its limits on a track, where it poses as a rear-wheel drive thing, with a spontaneous to get sideways. You can practically drift car, which is very can count the number of front-wheel-drive that behave this way on one Volkswagen Corrado VR6 (circa and the Peugeot 405 (circa 1988). it certainly makes the car fun, a catch.

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Even in default mode, it out that the stability control is lax, allowing quite a bit of We can’t help worrying the youngsters that might buy car and be tempted to turn the stability off.

Note to Ford: Your did a marvelous job turning the Focus a sports car, but they may gone too far. In the interest of safety, let’s turn the on stability control and perhaps a mode for competitive driving, and the driver go through some to completely turn the stability off. This car is not for novices.

But if you what you’re doing, the ST is to drive. In fact, I think it come with a Surgeon warning: This car may be addictive. And the ST doesn’t beat you up with a ride or deafening noise

Despite all this gushing, of us would pick the GTI as a daily for its wider repertoire and more demeanor. And the more committed us would drift, ahem, the rear-wheel drive Scion/Subaru (And we do mean drift . out this FR-S video for excitement.)

See our Ford Focus. FR-S. and Subaru BRZ road and video (available to online

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