Station wagons are getting pushed in the corner by crossovers and SUV’s. Though many brands still have them in their range, and Ford is one of them.
Sexual intercourse. Remember when you were a kid, sitting on the back seat of your parents station wagon during that summer vacation? How could you forget that hot family road trip, since that is when you discovered your dad’s dirty magazines under the seat. After that, your parents had no choice than explaining you that trees got knocked down in order to print these, and at the same time tell you all about the birds and the bees, a refined way to talk about courtship and sexual intercourse. However, since you were just 3 years old at that time, it was a good thing you caught them in the act 7 years later, so they could explain it to you once again…
Others are also doing it. Though the station wagon isn’t all about memories, in fact, it’s alive and kicking. Take a look at Porsche for example, and what they did with their Panamera. Their Panamera Sport Turismo station wagon looks amazing, and other brands are following their lead. Volvo has a wagon version of their V90 sedan, Mercedes-Benz gives ladies a smile on their face with the AMG E63 S wagon, while others manufacturers like BMW, Audi, Volkswagen, Fiat and Subaru also have a range of station wagons to offer. But these are being designed and marketed to the luxury car segment.
Get a grip. Although Bram’s Ford Focus ST doesn’t belong to the luxury club, it sure has a thing or two going on that brings it to a higher level. First of all, it’s an ST, so it has enough power on board. Second, it comes with a V3 suspension kit from KW automotive, so that means it dives a lot easier into corners without losing its grip of having to make compromises in any way. And finally, it has a nice set of Vossen HF-2 wheels to roll on.
Classic apple pie. The ST brings 237 hp to the table, but since the table was already covered with dinner, it was first time to say prayers and consume a meal. We would like to tell you more about the engine upgrade, but first it’s time for dessert: a classic apple pie baked with a filling of fresh apples and warm spices.
It has the power. Since it would be rude not the help with the dishes after this great meal, we suggest you fake a stomach ache. Good. Now we can tell you something more about Bram’s full SS-tuning bodykit. Or were we going to mention something about his custom built exhaust? Oh that’s right, you wanted to know how much power the ST has nowadays. Well, we can confirm that the car received a Stage 2 chiptuning and has now 280 hp and 488 Nm of torque.
Suspension Tech Info: Add a KW Variant 3 coilover suspension kit to your car and you will benefit from perfect road handling and good looking stance. The KW Variant 3 is the ideal accessory for performance-oriented drivers who place a high demand on sportiness and ride comfort at their vehicles. The V3 dampers are separately adjustable in rebound (TVR-A Technology) and compression (TVC-A Technology) damping allow an extensive damper setup. So it is easy to directly influence the steering behavior, directional stability, tire grip and handling characteristics for a safe controllability at the limit of driving physics.
// KW Variant 3 coilover suspension kit in detail:
- TVC-A (Twin Valve Compression-Adjustable) and TVR-A (Twin Valve Rebound-Adjustable) Technology
- Indpendently adjustable damping technology for rebound and compression stage
- 16 precise clicks available for individual settings in rebound
- 12 precise clicks the adjustable compression stage valve settings
- Made of stainless steel
- Linear and progressive springs
- Stepless and approved lowering range (Ford Focus ST Turnier DYB) 25 – 40 mm on front axle, 20 – 40 mm on rear axle
For more information: https://www.kwsuspensions.net/products/coilovers/variant3