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Tuner GP 2013: FSWerks Profile

2013 Ford Focus ST brings a Euro/American flavor

Annette Carrion
Dec 12, 2013
Photographers: Sean Russell, Toni Avery

Ford-based FSWerks specializes in vehicles like the 2013 Ford Focus ST that it brought out to this year’s Tuner GP. The team had 4-5 project cars to choose from but went with the Focus ST because it had not been to the track. Ultimately, due to its basic bolt-ons they realized it was like bringing a knife to a gunfight. However, brothers Vik and Raffi still gave it everything they had with Vik taking care of the drag racing and Raffi driving on the road course.

2013 Ford Focus ST byFSWerks drag launch Photo 2/26   |   2013 Ford Focus ST Byfswerks Drag Launch

The biggest restriction for the ST was the stock turbo and cat. On the dyno, it put down 288.75hp and 390 lb-ft of torque, which put the team low on the totem pole for this portion of the GP.

FSWerksFocusST pwr Photo 9/26   |   Fswerksfocusst Pwr

When asked what edge they had over the competition, they cited track experience and the fact that they’ve been participating in the Tuner GP for years. To find out if track experience was their saving grace check out the full story in the February 2014 issue.

2013 Ford Focus ST byFSWerks at Streets of Willow Photo 10/26   |   2013 Ford Focus ST Byfswerks At Streets Of Willow

Technical Specifications

Engine: 2.0-liter four-cylinder 16v turbo with FSWerks Cool-Flo Plus intake, 3” turbo-back exhaust, Forge Motorsport front-mount intercooler, Cobb V3 AccessPort with FSWerks tune

Drivetrain: 6-speed manual transmission

Suspension: H&R coilovers

Wheels & Tires: 18’’ Privat Kup wheels and 245/35 R18 Continental ExtremeContact DW tires

Brakes: Carbotech pads

Exterior: LTMotorwerks custom carbon front spoiler, rear wing, side skirts, pulled fenders, Porsche 911 GT3 R3 grey paint

*Stay tuned for the remaining Tuner GP 2013 profiles leading up to the full story release.

Tuner GP  2013 continental tire logo Photo 11/26   |   Tuner GP 2013 Continental Tire Logo
2013 Ford Focus ST byFSWerks at Streets of Willow 04 Photo 12/26   |   2013 Ford Focus ST Byfswerks At Streets Of Willow 04
2013 Ford Focus ST FS Werks on track 009 Photo 19/26   |   2013 Ford Focus ST FS Werks On Track 009
2013 Ford Focus ST byFSWerks at drag start Photo 26/26   |   2013 Ford Focus ST Byfswerks At Drag Start
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