As we hinted at earlier in the opening teaser, the Block STyle (see what we did there?) Focus is going to be the mildest of the three builds. With that being said, the truth is we see this build as perhaps the most challenging. With the other two cars we’ve got some pretty specific parameters and each build is designed to go far outside the original Focus ST mission statement. As such, with the TrackSTer and STanced builds we’re going to be fairly free from direct comparison’s to the stock Focus ST. But the Block STyle Focus is different.
Our goal here is to build upon all the awesomeness already present in the standard car, while at the same time making quantifiable improvements in overall performance and aesthetic qualities. And when all is said and done it’s got to put a smile on the face of Ken Block. See what we mean when we say this isn’t going to be a walk in the park for us and our project partners?
Luckily for us we’ve got Ford Racing solidly behind us with this build, and FR has had plenty of time to develop and test various Focus ST performance products aimed at their massive parts catalog. Some of the Ford Racing parts we’ll be using include height-adjustable coilovers, short shifter, cat-back exhaust, and several other goodies we’ll reveal over time.
As many of you already know by way of the wildly popular Gymkhana FOUR and FIVE videos, KB is a big fan of our fifteen52 line of wheels, so his Block STyle ST will be wearing a set of kicks picked specifically by him.
Mr. Block does everything with a sense of style, so naturally we have some pretty cool exterior styling plans for his Tangerine Scream Focus, and on the inside we’re going to do something extra-special for him.
We’ll be offering regular updates as we build KB’s Block STyle daily driver, so stay tuned – we’re sure you’ll find our adventures worth following.
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