SEMA 2013: the good, the bad, and the ugly
Gulf Racing Ford Focus ST
Other than the obligatory bigger wheels and tyres this Focus ST, styled by Neil Tjin, does its best to honour the Gulf livery first worn by the mighty GT40. It was one of two Focii at the show with historic paintwork, the other one, remembering the 1965 Lotus-Ford that won the Indy 500 that year, made the car look oddly fish-like.
Key changes to the Gulf car include a useful Baer brake upgrade - the ST's stoppers are the car's weakest link - and dual side exhausts from a Vortech Supercharger kit, without the supercharger. Which was also odd.