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Shelby Focus ST is all about style

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This is not your standard Ford Focus ST; this one has been customised by the muscle-car junkies at Shelby American. Say hello to the 2013 Shelby Focus ST, an unexpected addition to the Shelby stand at the Detroit motor show.

Engine upgrades are limited to a Borla cat-back exhaust system and engine output is a conservative 185kW, although Shelby has promised and engine tuning package later this year.

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The running gear benefits to the tune of upgraded brakes, lowered sports suspension, and special rims and tyres.

But mostly the Shelby package is about style:

It includes a ventilated bonnet, hydro-carbon grille inserts and a rear spoiler - plus a choice of three different graphics packages, starting with traditional go-fast stripes and moving on from there.

Inside you'll find custom upholstery with the Shelby logo on the seat-backs, a special Shelby gear-lever knob and a numbered plaque; only 500 of these pretentious little shopping trolleys will be built each year.

And how much do you pay for a Focus ST that's been customised at the second-most famous chicken ranch in the world?

The Shelby Focus ST package starts at $14 995 (R133 000) and that does not include the cost of the base car.

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