For those of you who remember seeing the little Dodge Omni’s tuned by Shelby in the 1980s will remember that their name, the Omni GLH fitted them.  Very well.  Before his death, Carroll Shelby bought a Ford Focus ST.  Why?  It reminded him of the old Dodge/Shelby Omni GLH-S’ from the disco days.  He brought it to the factory, where they immediately started tuning it.  This magical 2014 Ford Shelby Focus ST will cost $14,995 (on top of buying a $25,000 Ford Focus ST), but those dollars might be well-spent.  The car gets:  GT500-spec brakes, a Ford Racing suspension, Borla cat-back exhaust, an upgraded interior, new wheels and tires, and your choice between three graphics packages.  Power is still the stock ratings, but Shelby is working on a 30-60 horsepower/torque upgrade that will still allow the car to use pump gas.  All the while still being emissions-legal in all 50 states. Many enthusiasts will ask why it’s not called the GLH, but the reason is that there is still too much of a connection to Mopar for that.  Sources at Shelby tell us that we can expect to see a new Shelby debut at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show, and it won’t be based off of a Mustang!  Secretly, I am hoping for a Transit Connect panel van tuned to produce a lot of power and looks.  Drool over the picture of the Shelby Focus ST.  It’s definitely NOT a sleeper!  That is, unless you live in a town with a LOT of hot rods…

2 thoughts on “Yeah Baby

  1. I have to admit, after all the cool cars you have described this year, it’s hard for me to get excited about a Ford Focus, no matter how upgraded.

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