Ford is intent on giving buyers an ST version of everything it seems. The Ford Puma is the little car that is offered in markets other than the U.S. We have thought Ford should replace the boring EcoSport with the Puma. Spy shots of a Ford Puma ST on the Nürburgring have turned up showing that Ford is serious about tuning the ST version of the little crossover for driving pleasure.
The vehicle is camo-clad in the images, but it’s less camo than some photos we have seen, giving us a decent look at the ride. We see that the ST has more aggressive wheels and tires that look a lot like those of the Ford Mustang with the track pack. It’s a four-door car with a roof spoiler sitting on the top of the rear windshield, which is common to sporty crossovers and SUVs in the Ford line.
If you need any proof that the driver behind the wheel of the Puma ST test mule is driving in anger, look at the lifted rear wheen in the corner and the amount of suspension squat on the right side of the car. The front of the test mule shows two large grille openings, and we see no hints at brake cooling ducts.
The front end seems to have a chin spoiler on the front not seen on other versions, like the Puma Titanium X that debuted in Germany last month. Despite the camo, there appears to be little difference outside the Nürburgring test mule compared to a standard Puma.
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The grill at first glance reminds me of an RS grill. Does that strike anyone else?
Yes! Sell the Puma here in the U.S. and kick out the imports!