Take for example the Ford Focus ST .
The new program for Ford’s resident sports hatchback is available for 2013 models and beyond. It comes with a plethora of new components that give the Focus ST some pretty impressive aesthetic and performance credentials.
The most impressive thing about this program is that despite what you already see, Roush Performance is still working on other parts for the Focus, including suspension components, powertrain control module (PCM) upgrades, together with wheels and tire combos, and interior and exterior accessories.
For now, what it has already speaks to its impressive work on the pocket rocket of a sports hatchback.
Click past the jump to read more about what Roush Performance did to the Ford Focus ST
Always one to build programs slowly but surely, it’s not a surprise that Roush Performance is taking it easy with the Focus ST. For now, one of the key additions to the sports hatchback is a new cat-back high-performance exhaust system. We expect this free-flowing exhaust to go hand-in-hand with future performance upgrades down the road, particularly a cat-forward system and a new free-flow cat.
Cold Air Intake Kit
If you’re going to update how effectively the Focus ST exhale, via its new cat-back exhaust system, you also have to help it breathe more deeply. This is where this cold-air intake system comes in to play. It not only eliminates the restrictive air-intake system on the stock Focus ST with a freer-flowing one, but it also injects cooler air into the intake system. Cooler air is denser, which causes the fuel to burn more effectively, thereby increasing performance.
A cat-back exhaust system and a CAI system are not enough to really bump the Focus ST’s horsepower output much. However, these modifications will give the ST a better sound and improved throttle response – always a nice place to start. We’ll bring you more details as Roush adds to this base setup.
ROUSH Performance is excited to announce its re-entry into the small car market with some exiting new products for the 2012 and newer Ford Focus and Focus ST models. Due to an overwhelming demand for ROUSH components for the small car segment, our engineer team started with what they know best – powertrain. Our introductory products will focus on cold air intakes and exhausts for the 2012 and newer Ford Focus, including the new 2013 EcoBoost Focus ST model.
2013 Focus ST
- 421609 ROUSH Focus ST Cold Air Intake Kit
- 421610 ROUSH Focus ST Cat-Back High Performance Exhaust System
- 421642 ROUSH Focus (Non-ST) Cold Air Intake Kit
ROUSH Performance is also currently developing additional products for the Focus including PCM calibration upgrades, suspension components, wheel and tire packages as well as interior and exterior accessories. "We are very excited about expanding into this market segment." States Tim Wheeler, VP of Sales and Marketing at ROUSH Performance. "We are dedicated to developing quality parts to support a variety of the performance minded automotive lifestyles and with the rapidly growing sport compact segment, the Ford Focus is a natural fit for ROUSH Performance."
All of the ROUSH Performance Ford Focus parts listed above are available for immediate PRE-SALE with orders expected to ship in early-mid July. Orders can be placed through our sales department at 800-59-ROUSH option #2 or via email at: email@example.com.