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09-29-2010, 09:10 PM
Filed under: Budget (http://www.autoblog.com/category/economy/), Performance (http://www.autoblog.com/category/sports/), Paris Motor Show (http://www.autoblog.com/category/paris-motor-show/), Hatchback (http://www.autoblog.com/category/hatchbacks/), Ford (http://www.autoblog.com/category/ford/)
http://www.blogcdn.com/www.autoblog.com/media/2010/09/2012-focus-live.jpg (http://www.autoblog.com/photos/2012-ford-focus-st-3/)2012 Ford Focus ST live debut - Click above for high-res image gallery

To say that American enthusiasts have been anxiously awaiting a properly hotted up version of Ford's (http://autoblog.com/make/ford) European hatchback would be a gross understatement. And while we're still waiting for a proper Focus RS (http://autoblog.com/tag/ford+focus+rs) to hit our shores, we're certainly happy to see its little brother, the Focus ST (http://www.autoblog.com/2010/09/29/2012-ford-focus-st-details-released-ahead-of-world-premiere-in-p/), hit the showroom floor with promises of coming Stateside in 2012 (http://www.autoblog.com/2010/09/29/2012-ford-focus-st-details-released-ahead-of-world-premiere-in-p/) ringing in our ears.

Here's why our interest is piqued: a turbocharged 2.0-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine with 247 horsepower and 266 pound-feet of torque; a six-speed manual transmission and Ford's new torque-vectoring power control system. Throw in a Tangerine Scream paint job and some 19-inch alloys in the Blue Oval's signature Y-spoke ST pattern and we're tickled pink.

Sure, we're still waiting on an official price tag, but that won't stop us from pouring over these live photos from Paris (http://www.autoblog.com/category/paris-motor-show/), now will it?


Gallery: 2012 Ford Focus ST (http://www.autoblog.com/photos/2012-ford-focus-st-3)
http://www.blogcdn.com/www.autoblog.com/media/2010/09/026-2012-ford-focus-st-debut_thumbnail.jpg (http://www.autoblog.com/photos/2012-ford-focus-st-3/)http://www.blogcdn.com/www.autoblog.com/media/2010/09/013-2012-ford-focus-st-debut_thumbnail.jpg (http://www.autoblog.com/photos/2012-ford-focus-st-3/)http://www.blogcdn.com/www.autoblog.com/media/2010/09/011-2012-ford-focus-st-debut_thumbnail.jpg (http://www.autoblog.com/photos/2012-ford-focus-st-3/)http://www.blogcdn.com/www.autoblog.com/media/2010/09/028-2012-ford-focus-st-debut_thumbnail.jpg (http://www.autoblog.com/photos/2012-ford-focus-st-3/)http://www.blogcdn.com/www.autoblog.com/media/2010/09/015-2012-ford-focus-st-debut_thumbnail.jpg (http://www.autoblog.com/photos/2012-ford-focus-st-3/)

Gallery: 2012 Ford Focus ST (http://www.autoblog.com/photos/2012-ford-focus-st-2/)
http://www.blogcdn.com/www.autoblog.com/media/2010/09/newfordfocus-st-05_thumbnail.jpg (http://www.autoblog.com/photos/2012-ford-focus-st-2/#3406614)http://www.blogcdn.com/www.autoblog.com/media/2010/09/newfordfocus-st-03_thumbnail.jpg (http://www.autoblog.com/photos/2012-ford-focus-st-2/#3406612)http://www.blogcdn.com/www.autoblog.com/media/2010/09/newfordfocus-st-04_thumbnail.jpg (http://www.autoblog.com/photos/2012-ford-focus-st-2/#3406613)http://www.blogcdn.com/www.autoblog.com/media/2010/09/newfordfocus-st-06_thumbnail.jpg (http://www.autoblog.com/photos/2012-ford-focus-st-2/#3406615)http://www.blogcdn.com/www.autoblog.com/media/2010/09/newfordfocus-st-07_thumbnail.jpg (http://www.autoblog.com/photos/2012-ford-focus-st-2/#3406616)

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