• Jan 10, 2008
Ford's fully redesigned Fiesta won't be making its official unveiling until the Geneva Motor Show in March, but it's already working on the hotted-up ST variant and AutoExpress has some exclusive information and a rendering of Ford's performance-bred super-mini.
Aside from the highly-stylized exterior that will carry over from the production model, the ST will come equipped with a new front fascia sporting larger air intakes, a spoiler perched over the rear window and a set of upgraded wheels. Power is expected to come from one of the new range of turbocharged, direct-injected EcoBoost engines set to be revealed in Detroit, although the Fiesta ST will have to make do with a 1.6-liter four producing between 180 and 190 hp. A seven-second 0-60 time should square the ST up with it's competitors, the Corsa VXR and Abarth Grande Punto.

The chassis will be retrofitted to make things stick as well as the outgoing model and Ford plans to offer plenty of upgrades through its partnership with Mountune racing.

The new Fiesta will hit dealers abroad in the Fall, with the ST following sometime in 2009. Whether or not Ford will bring the ST to the States when the Fiesta makes the trek across the Atlantic remains to be seen.

[Source: AutoExpress]


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      • 7 Years Ago
      looks like Chevy's WTCC concept a few years back
      • 7 Years Ago
      sweet
      • 7 Years Ago
      Awesome.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Ford better bring the ST or else it might aswell not even bring it!
      • 7 Years Ago
      In the article they mention a 2.0L 275-hp... Thats just crazy. 138-hp/L and emissions legal? nice....
        • 7 Years Ago
        AWD with that motor would be astonishingly fast. From what i understand the car is pretty light. Obviously there is penalty for the weight of AWD, but the launch would be spectacular...
        • 7 Years Ago
        Wow. Just a guess, but the power/weight ratio could be similar to the GT500! Imagine a 4.8 sec 0-60 in an econobox. You could race a Porsche!
        • 7 Years Ago
        Regardless of what car it goes in, the 138hp/L is impressive... Its in the article with the Fiesta so a Boy can dream...
        • 7 Years Ago
        They are talking about the EcoBoost Engine, not that the I4 2.0L will be on the Fiesta.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I'm anxiously awaiting either the Verve ST or a Mazda Mazdaspeed 2. I'm holding off on replacing my '92 maxima as long as i can for one of these two cars.