Paris motor show: Ford Focus ST

Sam Burnett

Ford's new Focus ST has been introduced to the public for the first time at the Paris motor show.

It goes on sale worldwide in early 2012 and is the first sporting effort to be developed under Ford's new global performance vehicles strategy.

The car features a 246bhp version of the 2.0-litre Ecoboost petrol engine that Ford promises will deliver exhilarating performance and an addictive sound.