Ford will launch its new Focus ST hot hatch at the Paris Motor Show later this month. It will have 250hp from a 2.0-litre turbocharged EcoBoost engine, and will be in showrooms by 2012.
A lovely looking thing it is too, right? Note the big gaping grille, rear spoiler and matching golden yellow brake callipers. Ford says it will be 'completely true to Ford's ST heritage, offering driving enthusiasts an intoxicating cocktail of exhilarating performance and handling accompanied by an addictive sound.'
The launch is intended to boost excitement in a car that was essentially launched at the Detroit Show earlier this year - the Focus is now a global car, with only spec and suspension variations between territories.
Both Focus body styles - five-door hatch and estate - will be on display in Paris, as will the facelifted Mondeo and the new C-Max.