Ford Fiesta ST spy shots – Click above for high-res image gallery

Ford's tiny-tough Fiesta ST is getting closer to production, and our spies recently captured this revised prototype being put through its paces out on the Nürburgring. This latest tester clearly sports a huge grille opening with a visible intercooler, large wheels and a revised rear exhaust.

The Fiesta ST will be powered by Ford's 1.6-liter EcoBoost inline-four, with an expected 180 horsepower running to those front wheels. We don't doubt that the boosted Fiesta will be a pretty slick little hot hatch, and we'll have the full details when the car makes its official debut later this year. In the meantime, click through our high-res image gallery to see the three-door test mule running 'round the 'Ring.


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      Aaron Anderson
      • 3 Years Ago
      Can you move your watermark so we can see that revised exhaust?
      Tom Cottage
      • 3 Years Ago
      http://www.autoblog.com/2011/05/17/volkswagen-wrc-program-to-lead-to-street-legal-polo-r/ Come on Ford, the time to respond with a Fiesta AWD RS. Don't let us down!!!!
      Arturo Rios
      • 3 Years Ago
      Now that's a Fiesta I don't want to miss.
      bonehead
      • 3 Years Ago
      While i do like this car, i think it will see superior competition from the Hyundai Veloster. Last i saw it was rumored to have 208hp high 30s mpg and cost around $20k. I somehow expect this Focus to be overpriced and underpowered in comparison. But glad we have competition in this segment soon.
        Jason
        • 3 Years Ago
        @bonehead
        This is a Fiesta not a Focus.
          bonehead
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Jason
          yeah accidentally typed focus. durr. But does anyone know the price on something like this? Hopefully Ford can keep it cheap
      bobmarley
      • 3 Years Ago
      dang! Fiesta ST Focus ST Mustang V6 Mustang GT Boss 302 Raptor Those are some sweet choices in just about every price range! GO FORD!
        macleod
        • 3 Years Ago
        @bobmarley
        agreed. Ford really turned things around post-recession. i hear their models have better resale than imports finally (at least for fusion). kudos to Ford.
      Agent55
      • 3 Years Ago
      Dear Ford, You've officially made American cars cool again, that is all.
        aatbloke1967
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Agent55
        Except the small fact that in all of its 35 years, the Fiesta hs never been an American car.
          aatbloke1967
          • 3 Years Ago
          @aatbloke1967
          Ford of Europe have long earned a reputation of making seriously fun cars to drive, arguably since the mk1 Ford Escort of the late 60s.
          Agent55
          • 3 Years Ago
          @aatbloke1967
          I'm speaking of Ford in general; The new Focus, FIesta, Mustang... they're kicking ass. That's coming from someone who could generally give a s**t about American cars.
      Peter Foglia
      • 3 Years Ago
      YO! Ford! As a dedicated shareholder, I urge you to bring this thing in! In 3-doors please! And don't put a trunk on it!
      BENJAMIN HUTZLER
      • 3 Years Ago
      Ford is really making it hard deciding my next car...
      mrfoof82
      • 3 Years Ago
      The Fiesta SES Hatchback (w/ 6-speed) weighs in at 2540lbs for the US market model. If the ST comes in under 2650 it should be an entertaining package. Although the GTI will have more HP and torque, it also carries weighs in close to 3040lbs. More choice is never a bad thing. Bring on more fun, affordable, practical transportation.
        aatbloke1967
        • 3 Years Ago
        @mrfoof82
        The Fiesta competes with the Polo, not the Golf.
          mrfoof82
          • 3 Years Ago
          @aatbloke1967
          I know this, but you can't buy a Polo in the US. This was more of a "Yay, more hot hatches is always good" post, not a "LOLZ FORD GONNA BE OWNING YA VEE DUB" post.
        Jason
        • 3 Years Ago
        @mrfoof82
        I thought the Golf/GTI was more inline with the Focus, not the Fiesta? Maybe it's just the styling, but the Fiesta looks like a much smaller car than the GTI.
      Tom Cottage
      • 3 Years Ago
      Only the FWD ST cars? I think that the global market really can support the Fiesta ST, Focus ST and a new RS together like VW GTI cars and new VW R cars with AWD... http://www.performancecar.co.nz/news-5900/vw-may-build-polo-r-hot-hatch-based-on-wrc-car I hope there is Ford's new RS AWD version on the way! America wants an all-wheel drive rally car, Ford. Don't let us down!
      EXP Jawa
      • 3 Years Ago
      If only Ford would bring us the ST in 3-door form, I'd be at the dealer immediately...
        drewbiewhan
        • 3 Years Ago
        @EXP Jawa
        If only? The car in that picture is a 3 door.. So who knows!
          EXP Jawa
          • 3 Years Ago
          @drewbiewhan
          Clearly. They already make the 3-door for other markets but choose not to sell it in the US. I've seen nothing to indicate that this will change for the ST version.
          Subcompact Culture
          • 3 Years Ago
          @drewbiewhan
          If a three-door ST came over, that'd likely be my replacement for my three-door Yaris. Love it.
        A_Guy
        • 3 Years Ago
        @EXP Jawa
        I've said it before and I'll say it again in hopes Ford sees it: We sold our ZX3 3-door Focus to get the Fiesta. ...Until we found out there weren't going to sell the 3-door here. That was almost a year ago now and we still have not bought anything to replace the Focus (we just carpool in our Ranger). Ford, you are missing out on an opportunity to make sales.
        nardvark
        • 3 Years Ago
        @EXP Jawa
        I'm guessing they have trouble meeting the side-impact tests. Personally, I'd be pretty happy if they brought the Fiesta ST at all, even if it has 5 doors.
      Tippy Dobbs
      • 3 Years Ago
      Wow, I have to say I'm pretty impressed. A small, cheap 3 door hatchback that's packing 180bhp and is good looking? Ford is doing some good thinking over there...
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