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Ford Beefs up Sport Compacts

  • 2017 Ford Focus RS created by Rally Innovations
  • 2017 Focus RS “TriAthlete” created by VMP Performance
  • 2017 Ford Focus RS created by Universal Technical Institute
  • 2017 Ford Focus ST created by Blood Type Racing Inc.
  • 2017 Ford Focus RS created by Rally Innovations
  • 2017 Focus RS “TriAthlete” created by VMP Performance
  • 2017 Ford Focus RS created by Universal Technical Institute
  • 2017 Ford Focus ST created by Blood Type Racing Inc.

*See the vehicles in the photo gallery above

Four aftermarket-enhanced road racers will roll into Las Vegas this year in Ford’s display at the Oct. 31-Nov. 3 SEMA Show. The beefed up Focus RS and Focus ST concepts highlight what the aftermarket has to offer to boost OEM vehicles.

Ford will display over 50 vehicles at the SEMA Show. Here is a glimpse of the sport compacts set for the exhibit:

Track Performance for a New Generation

Base Vehicle: 2017 Ford Focus ST; 2.0L I4 EcoBoost engine; six-speed manual transmission

This Focus ST concept combines lifestyle elements of moving images with motorsports to make a vehicle for the modern enthusiast. The exterior is all royalty, from the Midnight Purple paint to the wide body fender flares and rear hatch wing. The ST boasts a unique roof-mounted drone helipad, adding functionality to curb appeal. A Full Race Turbo kit means turbo lag is non-existent with quick response and increased engine output. Ford Performance accessories including exhaust, short throw shifter, and illuminated door sill plates making this Focus ST ready for prime time.

Enhancements include:

  • FullRace turbo kit
  • Borg Warner EFI 7163 turbo
  • Ford Performance exhaust
  • Ford Performance short throw shifter
  • Mishimoto radiator, coolant reservoir, Hoonigan oil cap and intercooler
  • COBB Tuning Accessport Tuner/ tuned by Blood Type Racing
  • Airlift Performance air suspension
  • Wilwood big brake kit
  • Pierce Motorsports underbody brace
  • B-Forged Performance 768SL (19″x9.5″) wheels in brushed smoke gloss
  • Toyo Tires T1 Sports (245/35/19) tires
  • Ford Accessories locking fuel plug
  • SoCal Garage Works wide body fender flares
  • Rally Innovations splitter kit
  • Rally Innovations rear hatch wing
  • BASF Midnight Purple III paint
  • AutoArt Glenview body and paint
  • AutoArt Glenview custom HeliPad
  • Thule roof rack system
  • Diode Dynamics head lights
  • Ford Accessories all weather floor mats
  • Ford Accessories illuminated door sill plates
  • Sabelt GT621L carbon fiber racing seats
  • Sabelt 4 Point racing harnesses
  • Autopower roll bar with harness bar
  • BTR custom rear storage compartment for camera and drone
  • SoCal Garage Works carbon fiber steering wheel

TriAthlete Going for Gold

Base Vehicle: 2017 Ford Focus RS; 2.3L EcoBoost I4 engine; six-speed manual transmission

At the drag strip, the road course or on America’s twisty backroads, this Ford Focus RS smokes the competition in true Olympic triathlete style. Performance suspension and powertrain upgrades including a dual port blow-off valve helps vent the air-intake reducing turbo lag and eliminating cavitation. A sinister matte black finish with custom airbrush art and lightweight carbon fiber bits combine for an RS with a street stalker exterior and competitive attitude.

Enhancements include:

  • Ford Performance cat-back exhaust
  • Ford Performance short throw shifter
  • Levels Performance high performance intercooler
  • COBB Tuning carbon fiber cold air intake
  • COBB Tuning Accessport handheld tuner
  • Turbosmart internal wastegate actuator
  • Kompact dual port blow-off valve
  • Air Lift – Performance series suspension
  • DBA USA 4000 series T3 front/rear slotted rotors
  • Forgestar CF5 Deep Concave in custom matte black (19″ x 9.5″) wheels
  • Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 high performance (265/35ZR19) tires
  • Chris Cruz Artistry full custom paint in matte black with airbrushed graphics
  • Anderson Composites carbon fiber hood, rear spoiler, front splitter, rear diffuser, rocker panels and fog light surround
  • Diode Dynamics lighting with RetroShop custom fitment
  • Anchor Room lens tint
  • Brey-Krause custom bolt-in harness bar
  • Simpson Racing 5pt harness
  • Interior Ford accessories

Street Performance Packaged for Speed

Base Vehicle: 2017 Ford Focus RS; 2.3L EcoBoost I4 engine; six-speed manual transmission

Fast and fearless, this Focus RS is ready for action thanks to performance upgrades including FullRace intercooler, piping and intake and Ford Performance exhaust. The exterior features Axalta paint in Pennzoil yellow with Ford Performance interior carbon fiber features for a sleek and lightweight cabin. Wheels, tires, brakes and suspension have been upgraded for increased feedback and sharper steering response.

  • Ford Performance exhaust
  • Ford Performance short throw shifter
  • FullRace intercooler and piping
  • FullRace intake
  • Optima Battery
  • BC Racing coilovers
  • Baer Brakes (six piston calipers and rotors)
  • Rotiform (19″x9.5″) wheels
  • Falken FK150 (245/35/19)
  • Anderson Composite carbon fiber body accessories
  • Axalta Pennzoil yellow paint
  • Interior Ford accessories
  • Kicker audio components

Rally Revival

Base Vehicle: 2017 Focus RS; 2.3L I4 EcoBoost engine; six-speed manual transmission

A balance of capable performance and aggressive appearance, this Focus RS Rally Revival pays tribute to celebrated rally drivers over the years. An RS-R coilover suspension improves ride quality, performance, and comfort while reducing excessive vibrations from every day driving, as well as minimizing noises from suspension movements. Added Ford Performance short throw shifter provides a more direct and connected feel, giving better feedback while driving whether you’re cruising local streets or pushing the limits on the track.

  • Mountune high-flow induction kit & full intercooler upgrade, ultra-high performance silicon boost/coolant hose kit, and CSF triple-pass high performance radiator
  • Borla 3-inch catted down pipe
  • Ford Performance S-Type 3″ cat-back exhaust
  • COBB Access Port V3
  • Ford Performance short throw shifter
  • RS-R Sports-i coilover suspension
  • Eibach front / rear sway bars
  • DBA USA 4000 series front / rear slotted rotors
  • Rally Innovations R4S intercooler “X” brace
  • Whiteline camber adjustment bushing kit front/rear
  • OZ Racing Superturismo GT (19″x8″) wheels
  • Nitto NT01 (235/35/19) tires
  • Shop TPMS tire pressure monitoring sensors
  • Tred Wear raised white letter tire inserts
  • Baja Designs 3×3 Squadron Pro & S2 LED Amber-driving/combo & wide cornering lighting
  • Rally Innovations light plate, R4S aluminum front, side and rear splitters; R4S one-piece aluminum rear diffuser, R4S wheel diverters & mud flaps, R4S rally wing, Hood vents (collaborated with Anaheim Rod & Custom)
  • Sparco stainless steel latches
  • Pekok Autobody body finish
  • Rolotech vinyl car wraps- Avery intense blue & 3M storm gray vinyl wrap with R4S graphic scheme
  • Autometer Cobalt Series boost, oil, air/fuel and Pro Shift light gauges and Omni pod mount
  • Rally Innovations custom 4 pt. roll cage, R4S interior panels & rear seat delete
  • Sparco EVO race seats, R353 steering wheel & globe shift knob, HPI 4-point harnesses

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