The Ford Focus ST is a hot hatch variation of the European second generation Ford Focus hatchback. It utilises a turbocharged 2.5 litre five cylinder engine. In 2008, the Ford Focus ST received a facelift.
A distinctive feature of the ST model is that it is only available in blue or orange. An option to customise their car with OTT (over the top) stripes was also available.
Need for Speed: ProStreet
The 222 bhp five cylinder engine allows the Focus ST to reach a high top speed. Its acceleration may fall short compared to several other Tier 2 cars though. Due to being front-wheel drive, the Focus ST's steering may suffer from understeer.
Need for Speed: Undercover
The Focus ST appears in Need for Speed: Undercover as a tier 4 car with a price of $48,000.
It has the best acceleration among tier 4 cars and is capable of reaching 189 mph (304 kmh) at top speed, which is only surpassed by the Ford Escort RS Cosworth. If upgraded with the best parts possible, it can keep up with tier 1 cars.
Need for Speed: Shift
The Focus ST appears in Need for Speed: Shift as a tier 1 car with a price of $26,000 and 3.20 car rating that is unlocked from the beginning.
It is one of the quickest tier 1 front-wheel drive cars that is notable for its acceleration and high top speed. In corners, it performs generally well. However, rear-wheel drive cars such as the Mazda RX-8 may be better in this category.
Shift 2: Unleashed
The Focus ST appears in Shift 2: Unleashed as a Modern D car with a 300 performance rating and 2.97 handling rating.
- The Focus ST does not have pre-applied stripes in Need for Speed: Shift and Shift 2: Unleashed.