Ford Focus ST 

  • 2005
  • 222 HP 2.5L
  • 149 mph
Front and rear styling is tweaked, with a larger grille and taller front fenders (so they can be seen while parking).
by MotorTrend (Aug, 2004)
C/D TEST RESULTS: Zero to 60 mph: 7.9 sec Zero to 100 mph: 23.2 sec Street start, 5-60 mph: 8.5 sec Standing 1/4-mile: 16.1 sec @ 86 mph Top speed (governor limited): 120 mph Braking, 70-0 mph: 191 ftRoadholding, 300-ft-dia skidpad: 0.81 g.
by Car and Driver (Jul, 2004)

Road Tests Real world tests of the Ford Focus ST


Focus ST
6.5 s
XPower SV-R
4.9 s
Solstice GXP
5.5 s

Top speed

Focus ST
149 mph
XPower SV-R
168 mph


Focus ST
15.7 s
Focus RS
13 s

Top Gear track time

Focus ST
XPower SV-R
Focus RS

1/4 mile

Focus ST
15 s
Solstice GXP
13.7 s

Nurburgring time

Focus ST
Focus RS

Data points Key details of the Ford Focus ST


Focus ST
222 HP
XPower SV-R
380 HP


Focus ST
237 ft-lb
Challenger R/T
411 ft-lb
XPower SV-R
377 ft-lb

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Ford Focus ST
The ST's turbocharged five-cylinder engine delivers an impressive 225PS at 6,100rpm.
Equipped with a slick operating six-speed manual gearbox it is capable of a top speed of 150mph, and needs only 6.5sec to accelerate from zero to 60mph.

Ford Focus ST Wagon
Drivers can keep their hands firmly gripped on the steering wheel through tight hairpins, maximising their control over the vehicle.
The wagon features angled shock absorbers – as in the base model – to maintain the optimum amount of capacity in the luggage compartment.

2012 Ford Focus ST - Top Speed
Granted, this is all barring dealerships doing the ultimate screw-the-customer move and slapping a “Market-Based Markup” on the sticker price.
The engine will be mated to a 6-speed manual transmission, which has specially revised gearing to produce the maximum punch from each throw of the gear shift.

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Brand Ford
Year 2005
Highway mileage 30 MPG

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 13.79 lb/hp
Maximum hp 222 HP @ 6,100 RPM
Maximum torque 237 ft-lb @ 1,600 RPM
Engine placement Front
Steering system Rack and pinion


Displacement 2,500 cc
Air compressor Turbocharger
Fuels Gas
Compression ratio 9:1
Bore/stroke 3.27 in / 3.66 in

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,062 lb
Width 78.4 in
Height 57 in
Length 171.7 in
Wheelbase 103 in

road tests

Top speed 149 mph
1/4 mile 15 s
0-60mph 6.5 s
0-100mph 15.7 s
0-200kph 27.6 s
Lateral acceleration 0.7 g
Top gear time 1:33.50
20.6km nurburgring time 8:35.0
Hockenheim short lap time 1:20.10
Drag coefficient 0.31


Drivetrain 2WD
Shift system Manual
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 6 gears

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc
Rear brakes Disc
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