The performance SUV might be quick, but unfortunately it's not coming to Australia .

Ford Performance is making a big deal of the Edge ST in the USA, pitting it head-to-head with two of its other ST models to prove the high-riding family hauler is properly quick.

With 264kW and 515Nm on tap from its 2.7-litre twin-turbo EcoBoost petrol engine, the Edge ST will likely hit 100km/h in around 6.0 seconds. On the outside, it gets a unique bodykit, 21-inch wheels and a slew of ST badges. The car also gets a stiffer suspension than standard.

Unfortunately, it's not bound for Australia at the moment. Dubbed the 'Endura' in our market, the mid-sized SUV will be offered exclusively with diesel power.

It appears Ford only engineered the 2.7-litre EcoBoost for left-hand drive, also ruling out the Fusion (Mondeo) Sport.

Check out the video below to see the Edge ST burn off its smaller counterparts.