2013 Shelby Ford Focus ST Flexes Green Muscle
2013 Detroit Auto Show
2013 Detroit Auto ShowJust 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.