2011 FORD FIESTA S1600 LIMITED TO 650 CARS
With the new Fiesta now being offered to US customers, we can only hope we get options such as this new European-spec S1600.
Based on the popular Fiesta Zetec-S, the sporty S1600 adds heated, stitched leather sports seats with standard side-airbags, leather steering wheel, e-brake cover and shift knob, plus Motorsport-branded floor mats and scuff plates.
On the outside, the sporting pedigree is made clear through a body styling kit that includes a unique front bumper with deeper spoiler, extended side skirts, large rear spoiler and rear diffuser, finished with 17" white wheels (16" on diesel models).
The newcomer's special paint finish is available in Frozen White or Performance Blue, with contrasting motorsport stripes.
Performance comes from Fiesta's responsive 1.6-liter, 120hp Duratec Ti-VCT engine but there is the option for an engine upgrade package from Ford's established performance tuning partner, Mountune.
The Fiesta S1600 continues a 30-year sporting Fiesta bloodline that began with the original XR2 in 1981 and has included Supersport, XR2, XR2i, Si, RS and ST models. Fiesta fans are encouraged to act quickly, with only 650 of these faster Fiestas being created.