The Focus platform has always appealed to me, and no not just because of the awesome stuff Ken Block does with Ford. Their value, versatility, performance, and overall presentation have kept my attention for years. When it comes to trucks, both personal or for the business, it’s always a Ford Superduty (6.7 diesel in recent years). A couple of years ago I had a deposit on a new (white) Ford Focus RS, things changed and it didn’t end up working out. The past 6 months or so I was running a Ford Taurus SHO (the new ones) and it was a great car. Great for personal use, almost 400HP AWD with leather, heated seats, A/C seats, heated steering wheel, it was pretty awesome. But it was missing value for the ISC brand, those cars are pretty underappreciated and let’s face it not enough people demand parts for them in the aftermarket industry, so I always felt kind of guilty owning it, even though it was my personal vehicle.
So I decided to switch it up, and grab this 2017 Focus ST, with 11,000 miles at a local used car dealership here in NH. Stock except illegal tint (which I need to take off) and a MBRP exchaust, so needless to say a good starting point. We will use it for marketing, product development, daily use, and some occasional ice racing on Lake Winni or some grassroots rally-cross up at Team O’Neil Rally School.