Ford has premiered the first of five episodes of its new web video series dedicated to the 2013 Focus ST hot hatch titled "ST Sessions".
Following the one-minute teaser released back in mid-July, the first session shows the 252-horsepower Focus ST measuring up against its natural rivals, the 263hp MazdaSpeed3 and 265hp Subaru Impreza WRX hatchbacks, as well as the more expensive and much faster 414hp BMW M3 Coupe.
The Focus ST is shown overtaking the two hatchbacks but being passed by the M3, which leaves a track of imaginary '$' signs on the road as it disappears.
Naturally, driving fast has as much to do with the skills of the person behind the wheel as it does with the car itself, but that's another story for another time.
Ford has promised more automotive hoonery for the next episodes, which will feature several professional drivers like Top Gear USA's Tanner Foust and Vaughn Gittin Jr.
In the meantime, hop over the break to watch the first "ST Sessions" clip.