Ford and Cosworth join forces for Focus ST SEMA special - Team VVV

News Ford and Cosworth join forces for Focus ST SEMA special

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James Allen

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Some of the petrolheads amongst you may have fond thoughts and memories of the various Cosworth-fettled Fords from yesteryear, such as the Sierra Cosworth, the Escort Cosworth and so on.

 

However, the last Ford to have any input from the fabled British engineering firm was the Focus ST170 from 2002.

Well, until now that is – the Ford and Cosworth names have once again been reunited for a show-car special at this year's SEMA tuner show.

Dubbed by its makers as the 'CS 330 Concept', it's a collaboration between Cosworth, M&J Enterprises (yes, we've never heard of them either!) and Ford Racing that, as the press release states, "embodies the engineering excellence…of the Cosworth brand".

Which is something we don't doubt for a minute – after all, the standard Focus ST is by no means a shabby car in its standard showroom-spec guise, and the focus on this one being made for track work is certainly pretty exciting.

The big news for us here at Team VVV, though, is the power this new car produces – it's claimed the 2.0 turbocharged four-pot motor now develops 330bhp, which is pretty substantial if we do say so ourselves.

Cosworth claims the increase in power is due to "optimised exhaust and induction systems", which is basically Cosworth press release jargon for "we've bolted a ruddy great big turbo to it".

Sadly, as this is officially a concept, it's highly likely we won't be seeing customer cars anytime soon. Then again, if that is the case, there's nothing stopping you from building a replica on Forza Motorsport 4 or Forza Horizon, eh?

Or, given that this is a SEMA show car, we're hoping it's nominated for the GT Award, so Kazunori Yamauchi of Gran Turismo fame can decree it the winner and add it to the car list of a future GT title.

Can you tell we really like this car?

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