Ford is betting tech-savvy new-car shoppers will be drawn in by the “overboost” feature in its upcoming Focus ST performance car. Overboost is designed to extend the peak torque of the Focus ST’s 2.0L direct-injected turbocharged 4-cyl. engine for 15 seconds at a time when at full throttle. Torque normally begins to dial back as the wastegate starts to bleed off boost pressure at 3,000 rpm. The overboost feature extends the peak another 1,500 rpm, squeezing nearly 10% ...

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