What Car? says...
In turbulent times, it’s vital to celebrate life's wonders: glorious sunny days, your child’s first birthday party, swerving every other child's first birthday party – and hot hatches like the Ford Focus ST.
But is the current Focus ST actually worth celebrating? Ford has an immense and enviable legacy of building great high-performance hatchbacks (including the excellent Fiesta ST), and in this review we intend to reveal whether this latest incarnation is yet another hit, or a rare miss.
You get bigger brakes than the standard Ford Focus comes with to scrub off speed more effectively, while the steering and suspension are also bespoke and tuned for increased agility.
The big question, then, is whether or not the Focus ST is the king of the hot hatches. We'll let you know if you keep reading this review.
We'll also compare it with its rivals, including the Honda Civic Type R, Hyundai i30N, Renault Megane RS and Toyota GR Yaris. Oh yes, and let's not forget the original hot hatchback, the Volkswagen Golf GTI.
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