Unlike sports coupes, which traditionally convey sporty looks with top-notch performance credentials, sports hatchbacks like the Focus ST are like the cute girlfriends that don’t command as many sexy clothes, but are just as beautiful as their Gucci-covered counterparts. This is doubly true after they’re given some kind of makeover.
In the automotive world, tuning companies are the ones that give cars makeovers. In the case of British tuner Superchips, that’s exactly what it did to the Focus ST, turning it from a cute sport hatch into a certified hottie. Relying on its specialty as one of the top ECU-remap experts in the world, Superchips was able to tweak the Focus ST’s ECU, particularly the system’s boost level, fueling and ignition timing.
The result is a significant power jump for the Focus ST’s 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, which know produces an incredible output of just over 300 horsepower to go with along 233 pound-feet of torque.
A sports hatch pumping out 300 ponies? Sign us up for that one. And the best part is Superchips’ ECU remap only costs £455, which is just around $730, including VAT and installation.
By the way, if for nothing else, those candy blue rims certainly looks fly on the Focus ST.