The Focus and Fiesta ST vehicles have been the talk of the town since they were released. Finally, we were given not one, but two lovable hatchbacks with plenty of power and a focus on driving dynamics. These hatches bring usable power and a convenient mini-wagon design.

But what happens when you need more power, more space, or AWD? With the upcoming Focus RS, two of those concerns are handled, but more space requires a larger car. Enter the Fusion ST.

Fusion ST

We’ve made some parts for our in-house Fusion 2.0T and love this platform. With the existing Fusion sharing the Focus ST motor, we’re able to see some nice gains from simple bolt-on parts. If Ford follows their previous recipe, there’s a good chance that this car won’t be shipped with a hopped up 2.0T. We’re thinking this could be a contender for the phenomenal 2.7 twin turbo found in the Taurus.

In the big Taurus and even larger Flex, that motor loves mods and is able to go much faster than those bus-like bodies should. Imagine that amount of tune-ability and performance in a Fusion. I think we would have a winner and a proper car to tackle the S4’s and M3’s of the world. This is territory that the Mustang GT usually handles, but the pony car doesn’t have the executive look. A Fusion ST could change this.

Fusion ST

Our money is on some sort of automatic transmission, which would be a bummer, but it works in our Mustang EcoBoost. With the interior fit and finish of recent Fords and a bump in power, this could be a special car. Ford has the “toss-able, rally-inspired car” handled with the Focus ST, Fiesta ST, and upcoming Focus RS. They also have the fast, executive sedan covered with the Taurus SHO. This upcoming Fusion ST could fill an ever-important slot in between those two vehicles and give the aftermarket a very fun car to modify.

Needless to say, we can’t wait…

Fusion ST