Ford Fiesta ST Concept is tiny-tough hotness
14 September 2011
Photo by Autoblog
Meet the Fiesta ST concept – it's all the goodness of the newly introduced Focus ST, just in a smaller package.
It looks just about ready to hit the streets, and that's a good thing, since Ford says that it is "seriously looking" at bringing this hot little number to production.
The beating heart under the Fiesta ST's bonnet is a 1.6-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder, producing somewhere between 175 and 180 horsepower. The concept car uses a six-speed manual transmission and sends power exclusively to the front wheels, and Ford claims that the Fiesta ST is capable of running to 100 km/h in under seven seconds.
The big reason why we're hoping the Fiesta ST gets the go-ahead? Ford says that the car will be a global model, meaning we'll have two new Ford performance products to sink our teeth into in the United States. We've seen plenty of spy shots of the hotted-up Fiesta, so we're fairly confident that this little darling will see the light of day sometime after the Focus ST goes on sale. The question is, will we get the three-door configuration, or will it spawn a set of rear doors?