Ford and Cosworth have created some of the most awesome performance cars known to man, so it’s about time they joined forces again, isn’t it? Well our wishes seem to have been granted.
The new Ford Focus ST Cosworth CS 330 is a tyre-shredding super-hatch with a maximum power output of 330bhp liberated from Ford’s Focus ST engine. This fiery hatch is the result of collaboration between Ford, Cosworth, and M&J Enterprises, and is one of five fast Focus models unveiled at the SEMA motor show in Las Vegas.
The CS 330 takes the standard Focus 2-litre EcoBoost directly-injected engine to rabid levels of performance by ‘enhancing the engine control parameters, optimisation of the exhaust and induction systems and improved thermal management’. So it’s basically a remap with a rather large intercooler bolted to the engine.
A lurid yellow paint job, bonnet vents, 19-inch alloys, uprated brakes and firmer suspension complete the picture.
"The CS 330 SEMA concept car is an opportunity we could not miss," says Nicole Armbrustmacher, Director of Marketing at Cosworth Americas. "The CS 330 project demonstrates our engineering strength at taking a production engine platform to a racing performance level."
"We are excited to be working with Cosworth and M&J Enterprises" said George Goddu, Business Manager of Ford Racing Performance. "Our customers demand a high performance race series model and with Cosworth's reputation they were a natural choice."
Ford is not making any promises of CS 330 production at this stage. But we live in hope.