The exclusive and long-awaited Ford Fiesta ST Performance Edition has now arrived at Fordthorne and already created a lot of enquiries and interest with several vehicles already pre-ordered by keen and lucky buyers. Limited to only 600 produced, this is both a perfect and rare opportunity to own a true future Ford classic. This model is only available brand new at FordStores so it’s a privilege for us to be able to offer this unique Fiesta for sale.
How does it compare to the ST-3?
Parkers 2019 Car of the Year and Top Gear’s Car and Hot Hatch of the Year has been subtly upgraded retaining all of the desirable features, excellent performance and fun factors that won the car these three recent prestigious awards. Inside you can expect all of the luxury and modern technology of the ST-3 with sat-nav, smartphone connectivity, keyless go, heated Recaro seats and a heated steering wheel, as well as dual-zone climate control. And don’t forget the intuitive and brilliant FordPass app which connects to your car making it even easier to operate and monitor things inside or outside the vehicle, making life more enjoyable and practical once you’re on the road. The boot space remains a respectable and very usable 311-litre capacity for a car this size.
Power wise the 1.5-litre three-cylinder turbo engine still makes 197bhp and 290Nm of torque for a 0-62mph time of 6.5 seconds just like the ST-3. Practicality is also unaffected due to the efficiency remaining the same with the engine producing an average of 40.4mpg and 136g/km CO2.
What makes it so special?
The key differences come with an additional £3,000 worth of options over the ST-3 including the stunning orange paint, lighter alloy wheels which save 7kg from the car’s kerbweight and a new suspension set up. This new manually adjustable coilover suspension, complete with its powder-coated blue springs and stainless steel damper housings, offers 12 bump and 16 rebound settings and reduces the ride height by 15mm at the front and 10mm at the rear. The option to manually adjust means you can perfectly tailor the set up depending on the type of road or track you’re on.
An interesting point to note on the suspension, was that the ST Performance Edition was calibrated by Ford Performance at the Nurburgring Nordschleife, so expect the best possible outcome and experience whether you’re on a day-to-day road or enjoying an exhilarating track day.
Add to this the limited and exclusivity factor of only 600 produced and the desirability and importance of this car should remain for many years to come.
Key information at a glance
Model: Ford Fiesta ST Performance Edition
Engine: 1.5-litre 3cyl turbo petrol
Transmission: Six-speed manual, front-wheel drive
0-62mph: 6.5 seconds
Top speed: 144mph
On sale: Now
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