Not every tuner car need focus on throttle-happy hoons; sometimes, a car is just a means of transport for you and your belongings.
The folks at Cobb Tuning know this, and applied it to their unique, one-of-a-kind 2015 Ford Focus ST SEMA concept car. Apart from the custom “Cobb Race Red” paint shade from Continental Collision, and the roof-mounted Thule ThruRide bike rack system, this hot-hatch isn’t too far a visual departure from the form taken by the factory stock car. Front and side splitters from Triple R Composites subtly adorn the exterior, utterly unobvious visual clues that the car might have a little bit more going on underneath.
Of course, this Ford Focus ST has been meaningfully enhanced to deliver a more satisfying driving experience than the factory model. Cobb Tuning has fitted the hot-hatch with its own turbo-back exhaust system, intercooler, cold air intake, turbocharger kit, and tuning via Accessport V3. The sound symposer has also been deleted, although whether that means more or less engine noise reaching the cabin isn’t clear.
Cobb Tuning has also fitted their Ford Focus ST with the firm’s own motor mount, adjustable shift plate, and shift knob. An Accuair TWR air suspension with e-Level air management improves upon the car’s ride and handling, and StopTech brake parts allow this 2015 Ford Focus ST to come to a quicker halt.
Cobb Tuning’s 2015 Ford Focus ST SEMA concept might not be the most wild or outgoing of the bunch, but it makes a lot of sense as a conceivable, liveable car with all the performance you’d ever want, mixed with all the practicality you’d ever need.
For more on next month’s SEMA show in Las Vegas as it develops, be sure to stay tuned.