2013 Shelby Ford Focus ST Flexes Green Muscle

2013 Detroit Auto Show


  • 2013 Shelby Ford Focus Picture

    2013 Shelby Ford Focus Picture

    The 2013 Shelby Ford Focus ST debuted at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show. | January 16, 2013

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2013 Detroit Auto Show

Just the Facts:
  • The 2013 Shelby Ford Focus ST debuted at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show, blending performance cues with one of Ford's fuel-efficient EcoBoost engines.
  • Shelby has yet to tweak the Focus ST's turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine.
  • The entire setup starts at $39,490, including the $14,995 Shelby package and the base price of the Focus ST, including shipping.

DETROIT — The 2013 Shelby Ford Focus ST was announced at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show. The car boasts performance cues coupled with one of Ford's fuel-efficient EcoBoost engines.

Shelby has yet to tweak the Focus ST's turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine.

The choice by Shelby American to tinker with the Focus ST is a significant one, since this is the first time Ford has placed an EcoBoost engine in a high-performance model.

The entire setup starts at $39,490, including the $14,995 Shelby package and the base price of the Focus ST, including shipping. The base 2013 Ford Focus ST starts at $24,495.

Shelby American said the production run would be limited to 500 cars per year. The brochure for the Shelby Ford Focus ST notes that Shelby performance tune and a carbon-fiber hood will be coming soon.

In the meantime, standard equipment includes a front brake upgrade, Shelby short-throw shifter and a Shelby engine appearance package.

"Shelby performance upgrades in the suspension, brakes, exhaust, wheels and tires turn this popular Ford Focus into a road course dream while still delivering up to 40 mpg," said Shelby American in a statement on its Web site.

Edmunds says: Hard to believe that a Focus buyer is going to be willing to pay $15K for a Shelby package.

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