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Shelby American’s love for the Blue Oval runs deep, and despite its name, isn’t confined, it seems, to vehicles made on the far side of the Atlantic. The famous Ford fettler has unveiled the Shelby Focus ST you see here at the ongoing Detroit motor show.

Limited to 500 units annually, the car carries on with the 250 PS turbocharged 2.0 litre EcoBoost unit from the standard Focus ST (a tuning package is under development), but its suspension has been lowered and uprated. Bigger are the alloys, drilled Brembo brakes and Borla exhaust.

There’s a louvred bonnet, hydrocarbon grille inserts and a rear spoiler. Buyers can choose from three different graphics packages to personalise their car, including the iconic Shelby Mustang racing stripes. All of this goes for a shade under US$15k (RM45k). The price doesn’t include the donor car.