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Shelby American Revives Legendary “Pocket Rocket” with Shelby Focus ST

Shelby’s New Four-Cylinder Turbo

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Shelby Focus ST

The Shelby Focus ST is easily identified by its functional hood vents, hydro-carbon front and rear grille inserts, Shelby lettering, and rear Hydro-carbon spoiler.

Photo Courtesy of Shelby American
Shelby American broke new ground at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show when they revealed a modern-day Shelby "Pocket Rocket" named the Shelby Focus ST. The car, which was revealed at the North American International Auto Show, is a car that the late Carroll Shelby wanted to build before his passing and is a worthy successor to his ‘Pocket Rocket’ GLH.

“Carroll Shelby ignored critics who said the turbo four Omni couldn’t be an affordable performance car in the 1980s,” noted Gary Patterson, vice president of Operations/Sales. “He proved them wrong with an impressive, lightweight four cylinder performer. Ford Motor Company’s new Focus ST is the perfect platform for the rebirth of the front wheel drive turbo four cylinder Shelby. It is a car that Carroll wanted to build before his passing and is a worthy successor to his ‘Pocket Rocket’ GLH.”

The car was designed by Shelby skunkworks and tested extensively at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. As Shelby American explains, the front wheel drive Shelby Focus ST is a driver-focused masterpiece of performance with a budget minded price.

Shelby reports that new Ford Racing suspension pieces lower the ST focus while the wheels and tires improve grip and traction. The bigger Shelby spec brakes with drilled rotors are designed to enhance the stopping power, while the sound of the Shelby/Borla exhaust makes it uniquely Shelby.

On its interior, the car has a complete Shelby branded custom look, with a Shelby shifter and a unique Shelby CSM badge.

On the outside, the Shelby Focus ST is easily identified by its functional hood vents, hydro-carbon front and rear grille inserts, Shelby lettering, and rear Hydro-carbon spoiler. Customers can select one of three visual graphics packages being offered, ranging from “traditional” Shelby stripes to more edgy Shelby checkered flag splash or competition graphics.

Under the hood, Shelby American adds stylish hydro-carbon components and is developing an optional performance tune expected to significantly increase horsepower.

The 2013 Shelby Focus ST post-title package begins at $14,995 not including the Ford Focus ST and will be limited to 500 per model year.

In addition to the new Shelby Focus ST, the company also publicly debuted their new 850-hp Shelby GT500 Super Snake Mustang at the show.

Shelby Focus ST Specifications

Shelby Spec Front Brake Upgrade
Shelby Spec Rear Rotor Upgrade
Shelby Wheels & Tires
Shelby Short Throw Shifter
Shelby/Ford Racing Suspension Package
Shelby/Borla Cat Back Exhaust
Shelby Engine Appearance Package
Shelby Premium Interior Package
Shelby CSM Numbered Dash Plaque & Engine Plate
Shelby Center Cap Emblems
Shelby Rear Lettering
Shelby Custom Hood with Heat Extractors
Hydro-carbon Accents
Shelby Exterior Graphics
*NOTE – Additional Exterior Graphics Packages Available
Museum Delivery Program (Optional)
Shelby Performance Tune Option Coming Soon
Carbon Fiber Hood Option Coming Soon

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