As the 2016 SEMA Show draws closer, we’re taking an in-depth look at some of the unique Ford concept builds that are slated to make an appearance at the show, and while you might’ve assumed that the new Ford Focus RS would completely replace the Focus ST on the showfloor, you would be wrong.
Say hello to the 2016 Ford Focus ST by Vaccar and Blood & Grease.
This hot hatch is the result of a collaborative effort between the two firms. Based on Ford’s middle-tier hot hatch, it’s powered by that model’s factory 2.0-liter EcoBoost I4, although the engine is supported by plenty of new equipment like an aftermarket air intake, oil cooler kit, and J-Line intercooler from Mishimoto. A dual-chamber catch can and oil cap from VMS Racing have been fitted, along with a Flowmaster American Thunder exhaust with brushed stainless tips, and a JMS ECU chip for extra grunt. Installation and fabrication was performed at Vaccar’s Master Garage.
Beside the long list of new powertrain components, this Ford Focus ST SEMA build boasts a BC Racing DR Series coilover suspension kit, 19-inch Konig Interform wheels, and Continental ExtremeContact DW tires. Its new, sinister look is the combined result of custom Hot Rod Black paint from BASF, bodywork from Canfield Collision & Custom, and some attention-grabbing, multi-color HD halo lights from Diode Dynamics. Baked Goods Creative supplied the “Blood & Grease DIY Garage” graphics.
For more coverage of next month’s SEMA Show in Las Vegas, and profiles of still more excellent custom builds, stay tuned.