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Top 10 sports cars you can buy for less than $27,000

If you wish to spend up to $50,000 to get a high performance car, you are going to find there is a huge list to pick from. Even at $40,000, there are a lot of models in the market to choose from.

Nevertheless, if your budget is not that high, it gets harder to choose a powerful car, for the list starts to fill with more and more humble options, or so it has been until now. Nowadays, the market aims to offer young buyers a vehicle that can offer them the excitement and emotion of a fast, high level performing car at more friendly prices.

Basically, the market aims to balance power with price so people can get cheaper cars without sacrificing the excitement of a high-octane performance vehicle. Although you can get a quite powerful car bellow $20,000, the range of options gets broader at prices between $20,000 and $27,000.

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New Ford Fiesta ST will not be available in the United States

It was in February when Ford revealed the new Fiesta ST, just before it made its official debut at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show in March. But it is not until next year that the model goes on sale in both three- and five-door variants. Today, the entry level Ford Fiesta, and the sporty ST Line trim can already be purchased in Europe. But in the United States, they will have to be content with the old Fiesta for now as the 2018 model year is set to arrive with only minor changes.

Most importantly, what people should know is that the US-spec Fiesta will retire and that the seventh generation model will not hit the stateside. This news was recently shared to us by the European Director of Ford Performance, Leo Roeks, when he was interviewed at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show. The automaker says that there is a low demand for this class in the United States, which led them to make the decision to eventually get rid of the Fiesta in the market. If sales are low, having large inventories would be a big problem.

In other news, Volkswagen bosses made a decision of not bringing the new Polo to the United States, including the much sexier Polo GTI. Another sad news for US customers is that Toyota will also be discontinuing the supercharged Yaris GRMN as well. In fact, the new Yaris will actually be very limited, even in Europe, where only 400 examples will be sold around the continent.

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Ford presents next generation of Fiesta ST with new 1.5 three-cylinder engine

Come and say hello to the next generation of the performance version of the Ford Fiesta, as powered by a three-cylinder engine. Wait, a three-cylinder engine? Yes, that’s no typo. The new generation of the Ford Fiesta ST is really powered not by a four-cylinder or a six-cylinder, but by a three-cylinder engine.

This new three-cylinder powerplant features a displacement of around 1.5 liters and is armed with an array of superior engine technologies like turbocharging, Twin-independent Variable Cam Timing and high-pressure fuel injection – all of which allow this mill to provide better performance as well as superb fuel efficiency.

The new mill is able to deliver 197 hp (147 kW or 200 PS) of max output and 214 lb.-ft. (290 Nm) of peak torque, allowing the new generation of the Fiesta ST to sprint from zero to 62 mph (100 km/h) in just 6.7 seconds. It is as powerful -- but has more torque -- as the current 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine fitted on the base North American version of the current Ford Fiesta ST.

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Ford finally introduces the five-door Fiesta ST in Europe

Back in 2013, Ford released its latest Fiesta ST model. Exclusive only in North America, the Fiesta ST was sold as a five-door hatch. Those in Europe complained that they only had the three-door model. This year however, Ford’s Europe division aims to make it up to its customers by bringing in the five-door supermini into the continent. Hopefully, this move will help boost sales before an all-new Fiesta is launched and introduced to the public in 2017 and an all-new ST version arrives in early 2018.

Nothing much has changed with the European Fiesta ST. Aside from a change from a three-door to a more practical five-door version, the European Fiesta ST is still powered by the same turbocharged 1.6-liter EcoBoost engine which punches out 182 horsepower (134 kilowatts) and 177 lb.-ft. of torque. The five-door model however is heavier compared to its previous version but is capable of a 0 to 62 mph sprint of 6.9 seconds. There has been no official announcement about its top speed but it is estimated to be about the same as the three-door’s 139 mph.

Five-door Fiesta ST returns 46.3 mpg UK in the combined cycle and emits around 141 g/km of carbon dioxide. Compared to the three-door model, there’s a decrease of 1.5 mpg UK and an increase of 3 g/km emission.

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Ford is introducing its most powerful production Fiesta yet, the new Ford Fiesta ST200. This new Fiesta offering is powered by a calibrated 1.6-liter EcoBoost petrol engine that develops 10 percent more output (to 200 PS) and 20 percent more torque (to 290 Nm).

With this amount of output and torque from the 1.6-liter EcoBoost petrol engine, the model could accelerate from zero to 62 mph (0-100 km/h) in just 6.7 seconds and reach a top speed of 230 km/h (143 mph).

More importantly, the 1.6-liter EcoBoost engine that powers the Ford Fiesta ST200 provides an extra 15 PS of output and 30 Nm of torque for up to 20 seconds through transient overboost. Since it features a shorter final drive ratio of 4.06 – compared to 3.82 in the Fiesta ST -- the Ford Fiesta ST200 boasts of improved in-gear acceleration for better drivability.

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Ford is having a good harvest so far this year for its Focus ST in the United Kingdom, especially after the carmaker introduced new petrol and diesel powertrains. In fact, Ford has already sold nearly 6,700 diesel and petrol versions of the Focus ST in the UK so far this year, a far cry from the 2,460 units sold in the entire duration of last year.

The new 185PS diesel Focus ST accounts for around 45 percent of demand in the UK while the 250PS EcoBoost petrol model generated 55 percent of sales in the country. Ford has now sold over 50,000 units of the Focus ST since 2002, when it introduced the ST170 in the market.

For the next model year, the diesel version of the Focus ST will be available with a six-speed dual-clutch PowerShift transmission, the deliveries of which are scheduled in early 2016. With this new transmission, the diesel Focus ST can now be driven either in full automatic mode or in the manual mode through the paddle mounted behind the steering wheel.

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Ford is gracing the 2015 SEMA Show in Las Vegas with unmatched fervour as it showcases more than 50 vehicles, easily making it the largest stand at the event. Aside from displaying these models, Ford Out Front is also offering attendees of the SEMA Show an opportunity to watch or ride in one of Ford’s performance car or trucks on a closed course.

Of course, some of the special models at Ford’s booth are customized renditions of the Ford Focus ST and the Ford Fiesta ST performance cars. These hot hatches from Ford Performance are modified in SEMA style to show how they could match the preferences as well as needs of their owners.

Ford Performance created a street- and track ready Focus ST, a rally-bound Focus ST, a cyclist’s Focus ST, a well-round Focus ST, a stylish support Fiesta ST, and a track-capable Fiesta ST.

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Engine tuning expert Mountune is offering a performance upgrade for those who own a Ford Focus ST in the UK. With this kit, there is an increase in the power output of the Ford Focus ST’s 2.0 EcoBoost engine from 250 to 275 PS.

But don’t worry about the warranty because it won’t be voided if a Ford dealer adds this upgrade. Included in Mountune’s upgrade package are a large capacity alloy intercooler, high-flow dual-entry air filter, low-loss cast crossover duct with silicone hose, and performance-map calibration that was specifically developed for the model.

This kit improves the power output by 10% to 5,500rpm as well as boosts the torque from 345Nm to 400Nm at 2,750rpm. Ford of Britain sales director Kevin Griffin said that this modification kit on the 2015 Ford Focus ST 275PS is the newest addition to Ford dealers’ offering of parts and accessories.

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The 2015 Ford Focus ST Facelift was officially unveiled at the 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed in the United Kingdom. As expected, the new model carries the same engine found on the current version, which means that under the hood there is a 2.0-liter EcoBoost with turbocharging that delivers 252 hp at 5,500 rpm and 270 lb-ft (366 Nm) of torque.

The engine pushes the Focus ST Facelift from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 6.5 seconds, while fuel consumption is just 4.4 l/100 km (64.2 UK mpg). What’s more interesting is that the 2015 Focus ST Facelift also gets a 2.0-liter TDCi diesel engine that generates 183 hp.

The diesel-powered Focus ST accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 8.1 seconds, while fuel consumption is just 6.8 l/100 km (41.5 UK mpg). Both models offer Auto-Start-Stop for the first time and use a six-speed manual transmission.

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Ford announced that the 2015 Focus ST Facelift will make its word debut on June 27 at the 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed in the United Kingdom. Just like the standard version, the 2015 Ford Focus ST Facelift will get a new design consisting in a new set of headlights, a redesigned front grille as well as a new bonnet that features a centre power dome leading down to the grille.

The rear end also receives redesigned headlights as well as an updated bumper. Under the hood, we expect to find the same engine that powers the current version, which means that we will see a four-cylinder 2.0-liter engine that generates 250 PS and 360 Nm of torque.

In addition, Ford also announced that is teaming up with Sony Computer Entertainment to stage the first-ever “virtual versus real” race on the Goodwood hill. The new 2015 Focus ST Facelift will race in real time against the Focus ST featured in the Gran Turismo 6 game for Playstation 3.

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As the Ford ST performance brand and the Focus ST are about to celebrate one year since their launch, it becomes apparent that Focus ST has been successful at attracting wealthier, younger customers into Ford showrooms. Since the launch through October, Ford has sold just under 12,000 units of the Focus ST in the U.S.

The states with the highest demand are Detroit, Los Angeles, Houston and Orlando. Of these customers, about 65% traded in a non-Ford vehicle to purchase their car.

This is the highest percentage of conquest sales for a non-hybrid vehicle compared to all other Ford cars and trucks. The brands that were most traded are Honda, Chevrolet, Mazda and Toyota. It’s also notable that 32% of Focus ST buyers are under 35 years old, compared with 22% of non-ST Focus owners.

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More details about what Ford will display at the 2013 Specialty Equipment Market Association show in Las Vegas have come out. Ford has plans to do a gradual unveiling of its show cars in the upcoming weeks. For now, Ford provided information about the tuned versions of the 2014 Ford Fiesta ST and 2014 Ford Mustang. 3dCarbon modified the first machine – a 2014 Ford Fiesta hatchback.

With this new body kit, the Fiesta is lowered and comes with more aggressive lips and skirts as well as a set of 19-inch red wheels and a two-tone red-and-black leather interior. Ford aimed to give this car a more “European flavour.” It’s not the first time for 3dCarbon to display Ford cars at the SEMA Show.

The first time that it built a body kit for the Fiesta was in 2010. The Ice Nine Group tweaked a 2014 Ford Fiesta ST, giving the hot hatch a funky vinyl wrap, a vented carbon fiber hood, fender flares to hold 17-inch rally-style wheels, huge fog lights, and special quarter windows with air vents. This group partnered with rally instructor Tim O’Neil to create a vehicle intended for “alternative forms of motorsports” such as rallying.

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Hertz and Ford have quite a history with unique rental cars as their partnership started back in 1918, when the rental company was founded. In 1918, Hertz leased plenty of Ford T models and in 1966 the exclusive GT350H Mustang. The history continues with the 2008 Mustang Shelby GT-H. The Hertz Mustang black with gold stripes and personally signed by Carol Shelby were also very popular.

The latest vehicle to arrive at Hertz is the Ford Focus ST-H, a black hot hatch with gold stripes and wheels. The new Focus ST-H will be available in the Netherlands.

Due to great success Hertz now adds a third copy to the fleet. As expected, the Ford Focus ST-H is powered by the 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine developing 250 hp (184 kW) of max output, can sprint from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 6.5 seconds and has a top speed of 248 km/h or 154 mph.

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Ford’s dealerships have only now started to receive the new Ford Fiesta ST but so far, more than 1,000 orders have been placed. Its pricing information was announced towards the end of January. The Fiesta ST has a starting price of only £16,995, making it as much as £2,000 cheaper than other models in its segment.

The Fiesta ST has also been getting good reviews for its responsive and fun drive. As a result, there’s already a high demand for it. According to Mark Ovenden, Ford Britain managing director, the Fiesta ST is attractive due to its accessible pricing, exciting performance and exceptional economy. Experts have said that the car offers everyday practicality but at the same time, it is agile, engaging, and enjoyable.

More than 90% of its buyers chose the Fiesta ST2, which features partial leather Recaro seats, Sony DAB radio, EATC, Ford keyless start, privacy glass and LED daytime running lamps, on top of the standard equipment that includes a set of 17in alloy wheels, ST front fog lights, DAB radio, SYNC connectivity, Thatcham CAT 1 alarm, Recaro seats and My Key.

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Hennessey Performance Engineering has presented a tuning package for the 2013 Ford Focus ST that it has dubbed as the HPE300. Two months ago, HPE president John Hennessey bought a 2013 Ford Focus ST for his everyday driving needs. He recently subjected it to some modifications that he has decided to unveil to the public.

HPE300 package features a cold air intake that raises its output by around 14hp and 7 pound-feet of torque. It has also been given an ECU reflash that boosts output further by 36 hp and 44 lb-ft of torque. The package also includes an optional Magnaflow cat-back exhaust that adds 7 or 8hp to the hot hatch.

With all these changes, the 2013 Ford Focus ST can now deliver 310 hp and 320 lb-ft from the stock output of 252 hp and 270 lb-ft of torque. Only 300 units of this package are available.

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When the 2014 Ford Fiesta ST will go on sale later in the year, be prepared to spend slightly under $15,000 for the base 2014 Fiesta and $22,195 to acquire the new pint-sized hot hatch. The base price of the 2014 Fiesta ST is a bit lower than the Focus ST, which is priced from $24,495. The standard equipment for the Fiesta ST includes Ford’s 1.6-liter turbocharged I-4 with an output of 197-hp and 214 lb-ft of torque in the Fiesta ST application.

This engine is couple with a six-speed manual transmission. The optional features include a set of gray wheels that costs $375, navigation that’s priced at $795, and the Recaro bucket seat option that has a price tag of $1995, making it one of the least expensive models that have Recaro seats.

A fully loaded Fiesta ST costs just $26,195 while a Focus ST with similar features costs slightly more than $30,000.

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Tuning group fifteen52 introduced the TrackSTer, a performance concept based on the Ford Focus ST, at the Chicago Auto Show. The TrackSTer is included in the team-up between Ford, Los Angeles-based fifteen52, and racer Ken Block named Project ST. Two other tuned Focuses will debut this year as part of Project ST.

The TrackSTer is meant to add track-ready performance while still being laid-back enough to be used on the streets. It features a short-throw shifter and performance exhaust from Ford Racing.

It also gets a more powerful clutch, bigger brakes, and Quaife limited-slip differential that are all developed for the Focus ST-R race car program. Aside from that, fifteen52 enhanced the Focus ST with forged internal components, a reflashed engine computer, and a bigger intercooler from Monotune.

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Ford is bound to take the wraps off the new 2014 Ford Fiesta ST race car that will compete in the Global RallyCross Championship (GRC) at the upcoming Chicago Auto Show. In consonance with the global introduction of the new Ford Fiesta ST, Ford Racing is set to unveil the ST performance badge in the 2013 season of the GRC as well as in Global X Games events. Ford aims to capitalize on the increasing popularity of the GRC and of the X Games through expanding its presence – by making itself more visible during events and through popular personalities like Tanner Foust, Brian Deegan and Ken Block.

Foust, Brian and Block will be the first drivers to pilot the first Fiesta ST GRC cars. The OlsbergsMSE Fiesta ST GRC race car of Foust and Deegan will be displayed at the Chicago Auto Show.

Jamie Allison, director at Ford Racing, remarked that Global RallyCross is a great series to demonstrate the capability of Ford’s small performance cars. He quipped that along with great drivers and teams, Ford Racing’s formal partnership with OlsbergsMSE proves its growing commitment to Global RallyCross. Allison added that Ford Racing is excited to see the carmaker’s global performance car compete in four countries around the world in the coming GRC season.

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Ford has commenced the production of the new Ford Fiesta ST at the Cologne plant in Germany. Developed by Ford Team RS, the European unit of Ford’s Global Performance Vehicle group, the Fiesta ST for Europe is powered by a 1.6-litre EcoBoost petrol engine, allowing it to accelerate from zero to 62mph in 6.9 seconds – the first production Fiesta that accelerates to this pace in under 7 seconds – and to reach a top speed of 136.7 mph.

The engine also provides up to 182PS of power and up to 290Nm of torque, while consuming only a gallon of fuel per 48 miles of travel and emitting 138 grams of carbon dioxide per kilometre cruised. The new Ford Fiesta ST now sports new steering, suspension and braking components as well as new configuration and tuning.

To make the driving experience more satisfying and securing, Ford installed onto the Fiesta ST an improved version of its Torque Vectoring Control system and a three-mode Electronic Stability Control system.

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Shelby has introduced a front wheel drive Shelby Focus ST. This driver-focused performance masterpiece was extensively tested at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Shelby had a budget in mind when it made this project. The car is lowered by the new Ford Racing suspension pieces. Meanwhile, the wheels and tires enhance the grip and traction. Its braking power is improved with the bigger Shelby spec brakes with drilled rotors.

When combined with the sound of the Shelby/Borla exhaust, it becomes distinctively Shelby. The interior is totally customized with a Shelby shifter and it also comes with the unique Shelby CSM badge. The exterior can be quickly recognized due to its functional hood vents, hydro-carbon front and rear grille inserts, Shelby lettering and rear Hydro-carbon spoiler.

Shelby offers three visual graphics packages, which range from “traditional” Shelby stripes to more edgy Shelby checkered flag splash or competition graphics.

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