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2010 Ford Fiesta S1600

A new hatchback will be rocking its sporty side soon as Ford revealed a new special edition Fiesta, based on the Zetec-S model, for the UK market (of course). The new Fiesta S1600 will be limited to only 650 units and will be priced at £16,665.

The Fiesta S1600 will be distinguished by a number of motorsport details including a unique front bumper with flared lower valence panel, extended side skirts, large rear spoiler and rear diffuser, finished with 17" white alloy wheels (16-in on diesel models). This special edition will be painted in Frozen White or Performance Blue, with contrasting motorsport stripes.

On the interior, the Fiesta will get heated, stitched leather sports seats with standard side-airbags, leather steering wheel, handbrake cover, and gearknob, plus Motorsport-branded floor mats and scuff plates.

The Ford Fiesta S1600 will be offered with a 1.6-litre, 120PS Duratec Ti-VCT petrol engine, or improved 1.6-litre Duratorq TDCi engine with 95PS. Ford has also announced that their tuning partner, Mountune, will be adding an exquisite engine upgrade package although details have yet to be revealed on that option.

Press release after the jump.

Press release

The thoroughbred lineage of fast Fords has a new addition to the family, in the eye-catching new Fiesta S1600.

Based on the popular Fiesta Zetec-S - with a generous standard specification that includes alloy pedals and Quickclear windscreen - the sporty Fiesta S1600 interior adds heated, stitched leather sports seats with standard side-airbags, leather steering wheel, handbrake cover and gearknob, plus Motorsport-branded floor mats and scuff plates.

Ford Fiesta S1600

On the outside, the sporting pedigree is made clear, through a comprehensive body-styling kit that includes a unique front bumper with flared lower valence panel, extended side skirts, large rear spoiler and rear diffuser, finished with 17-in, white alloy wheels (16-in on diesel models). The newcomer’s special paint finish is available in Frozen White or Performance Blue, with contrasting motorsport stripes.

Performance comes from a choice of Fiesta’s responsive 1.6-litre, 120PS Duratec Ti-VCT petrol engine, or improved 1.6-litre Duratorq TDCi engine, now with 95PS. For performance enthusiasts, a further engine upgrade package will be offered via Ford’s established performance tuning partner, Mountune.

Fiesta S1600 continues a 30-year sporting Fiesta bloodline that began with the Mk1 XR2 in 1981 and has included Supersport, XR2(i), Si, RS and ST models.

Ford Fiesta S1600

Gill Palmer, Ford of Britain’s Fiesta Product Manager, said: "Since its introduction, Fiesta and sporting pedigree have never been far apart and the latest incarnation of that is S1600, bringing extra motorsport feel to the award-winning Fiesta style and driving quality."

Fast Ford fans are encouraged to act quickly, with only 650 of these special faster Fiestas being created. They are available now from Ford dealers, priced from £16,665 on-the-road.

 



8 comments:

dang a whopping 1,900 ponies? it even out horses the famous and the most expensive Bugatti Veyron.

it looks like a new concept car that might turn into a WRC car.. a good answer to the Ford Focus, and Impreza WRX hatch type..

C&D says stock 120HP model does 0-60 in 8.7 secs. So this 20HP bump pulls 1 second or less off the 0-60, not 2 seconds. That’s closer to what we expect from a 17% power bump.

Impressive! They’ve installed a diesel engine to a ford fiesta. I hope they also lessen it’s engine noise and vibration.

With £16,665. It’s value is till reasonable, with it’s custom paint job, racing stripes and aero kits. but IMO I’d still pick the Mazdaspeed2.

What a lovely looking car, this is new from ford and this is a must have street race car.

Pretty cool car, I think this 2010 Ford Fiesta S1600 is based on the current Zetec-S model, which is easy to setup for a new definition.

Stunningly beautiful! So simple and sporty, they’ve got the color concept from ford shelby GT.

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