Ken Block made an appearance at the Chicago Auto Show for the debut of the Ford Focus TrackSTer that he developed along with the team from Fifteen52. The California based Fifteen52 and Block are designing three different Ford Focus ST builds with the aim of making an already great vehicle even better.
Project ST launched back in the summer of 2012 and, with regular updates to their website, has generated a lot of enthusiasm leading up to this Ford Focus TrackSTer debut. Now that fans have gotten a look at the first build, they can expect to see the remaining two builds appearing throughout the country over the course of 2013 along with Block and the Fifteen52 team.
The Ford Focus TrackSter and it’s two siblings aren’t just for professional drivers like, Block, either. The idea is to let every vehicle owner customize their car with specialty parts that will let them create their own version of an ideal Ford Focus ST.
There will be Ford Racing Performance Parts like a short-throw shifter and performance exhaust system available. Additional components developed by Ford Racing’s partners include fender flares, a Centerforce custom clutch kit, a Mountune engine build, performance intercooler and upgraded ECU.
This is truly a combined effort between Block, Fifteen52 and Ford and it’s sure to have Ford Focus ST drivers chomping at the bit to start customizing their rides.
Nicole Wakelin fell in love with cars as a teenager when she got to go for a ride in a Ferrari. It was red and it was fast and that was all that mattered. Game over. She considers things a bit more carefully now, but still has a weakness for fast, beautiful cars. When not drooling over cars, Nicole writes for Wired’s GeekMom.