There's no doubt that $55,000 is a lot of coin to spend on an upgraded Audi A3. But considering the time, expense and DMV heroics required to import an S3 into the States, the MTM Sportback could be a performance bargain for four-ring aficionados.
No climate control. No sat-nav. No ABS. No ESP. What the Noble M600 lacks in luxury and safety amenities it makes up for in raw, mechanical brutality. And when Clarkson and the Stig test it out, the results are predictably deranged.
The Mini Cooper proved that Americans are willing to pay for an up-market sub-compact. But are consumers willing to do the same for the Fiesta? Ford thinks so.
Also of interest:
- 2011 Toyota Sienna pricing announced, starts at $24,260; sporty SE $30,550
- BMW Z4 GT3 coming in 2010 with M3 powerplant
- SYNC FTW: Ford adding mobile internet compatibility to USB ports
- Ex-Microsoft CFO Chris Liddell named CFO of General Motors
- BMW ActiveHybrid 5 concept could debut in Geneva?