The growling Fiesta ST is finally arriving in American Ford stores! After a long run-up and many tweaks to the global three-door’s interior technology and body style, this five-door pocket rocket is finally on the Ford order books with a starting price of just $21,400. A hot body kit and the 2014 Focus ST ’s Rado Gray wheels with red calipers are available, as are Recaro bucket seats to keep you in place while pulling G-force in this monster go-kart.
Endlessly lauded by the English car mags, the Fiesta ST’s American debut was partially delayed by a Fiesta-wide nose restyle and revamp for this year. The two models launch together with deliveries starting in September to Ford dealerships nationwide – and both have an EcoBoost engine option for the first time.
The base Fiesta’s turbo-charged 1.0-liter triple marks a first in this modern age of fuel economy, but still lags nearly two seconds behind the potent ST’s 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder at the drag strip.
Power is only part of the fun with this flyweight sports car – the other half comes from its responsive corner attitude and impressive agility while changing direction quickly. Even the quickest luxo-barges like the Bentley Continental GT have nothing on the Ford when it comes to transient handling dynamics – like you need on the tightest of race tracks.
Is the ST’s rally styling even better in other colors? Does it even come in any colors that are not orange or red?
Click past the jump for the full review of the 2014 Ford Fiesta ST – including an exclusive graphic of the ST-exclusive paint colors offered.