Ford have revealed a new Ford Fiesta ST200 model that delivers 10 per cent more power and 20 per cent more torque from a specially calibrated 1.6-litre EcoBoost petrol engine. This will be the most powerful production Fiesta ever, the Fiesta ST200 will sprint from 0-62mph in 6.7sec and a top speed of 143mph.
Upgrades to the 1.6-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder allow it to produce 197 horsepower and 214 pound-feet of torque, and temporary overboost for up to 20 seconds takes those figures to 212 hp and 236 lb-ft. The company also shortens the final drive ratio to 4.06 – from 3.82 currently.
“The Fiesta ST is truly beloved by owners and critics. The ST200 takes this special drivers’ car to a new level of power and performance,” said Joe Bakaj, vice president, Product Development, Ford of Europe. “I think it’s a future classic in the making.”
In addition the ST200 receives an exclusive exterior color Storm Grey and 17-inch alloy wheels, Fiesta ST200 models also will feature red painted brake calipers and an enhanced interior with unique partial leather Charcoal Recaro front seats and contrasting silver stitching, alongside illuminated scuff plates and seat belts with silver detailing.
Like the Fiesta ST, the ST200 delivers optimized cornering and agility using:
Enhanced Torque Vectoring Control and 3-mode Electronic Stability Control
A specially modified front steering knuckle
An adapted rear twist-beam with increased roll-stiffness
Unique front and rear spring and damper settings with a 15 mm lower centre of gravity
Sharper 13.69:1 steering ratio and shortened steering arm
Enhanced braking system with a larger tandem brake master cylinder and rear disc brakes
Unfortunately, we’re told that there are no plans at present to bring the Fiesta ST200 to North America. That familiar sensation is that old forbidden-fruit jealousy kicking in again like a turbo coming on full boost.
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