Ford Focus ST officially transformed into a police patrol vehicle

Ford Focus ST, the four door hatchback, fitted with a high performance 2.0L EcoBoost engine comes at a starting price of $23,700. The new high…

Ford Focus ST, the four door hatchback, fitted with a high performance 2.0L EcoBoost engine comes at a starting price of $23,700. The new high powered EcoBoost engine is a direct injection turbocharged 2.0 liter four cylinder gasoline mated to a six speed manual transmission. This offers an astounding 252 hp and 270 lb/ft torque and gives users 23 mpg in city limits and 32 mpg on the highway.

Ford has now officially transformed the Focus ST into a police patrol vehicle after seeing its successful debut in the UK crime thriller, The Sweeney. This one-off Ford Focus here, as a police patrol vehicle, is developed at the SVP – Ford Special Vehicle Preparations, Earls Colne, Essex.

One of the major changes seen on t Focus ST is a new steering arm which is shorter and offers quicker steering response. The standard Focus has a linear 14.7:1 steering ratio while Focus ST has variable ratio that starts at 13.7:1 in the centre and increases to 10.1:1 around corners. Focus ST steers from lock to lock in 1.8 turns while the standard Focus needs 2.6 turns for the same function.

Ford Focus ST went on sale at the end of August 2012. It is produced from the company Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne, Michigan. Ford Focus ST boasts of a Ford signature trapezoidal grille which is definitely more elegant looking that that seen on the standard Focus. Inside special details are seen in the form of aluminum pedals, ST specific steering wheel and new Recaro searing which is optional and also available in part or full leather. Ford Focus ST competes with Civic Si, Subaru Impreza WRX and the new VW GTI.