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.
MRT’s approach to tuning the 2014 Ford Fiesta ST is different, giving it some road-ready upgrades that include a new stainless-steel exhaust, a Cobb Tuning intake, adjustable coil-over suspension, upgraded brakes, and new green wheels with red accents. Its wheels complement the striking green paint job used on the Fiesta, which is equipped with a new sound system.
Bojix Design took a 2014 Ford Fiesta ST, applied gray paint, and then put in bright-orange contrast accents. The car also received a new exhaust, water-methanol engine injection system, lowered suspension, and distinctive black wheels.
Then Cobb Tuning and Tanner Foust Racing came together to tune the 2014 Ford Fiesta ST. Its exterior gets a carbon fiber hood, military-inspired digital camouflage paint, and new wheels with orange lips. The Fiesta also gets a new exhaust and intake, a Kicker sound system, a new shift knob, embroidered floor mats, and custom headrests.
There is no doubt that in North America, small cars remain to be a rather hot segment. Many believe that Ford will likely have the hottest hatch in town with the unveiling of the Fiesta ST during the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show. While the Fiesta is clearly inspired by racing DNA, customers will be glad to know that they won’t need to pay anything extra for the performance, especially at the pump.
Particularly in North America, the five-door hatchback is fitted with the manual six-speed transmission and is expected to get 34 mpg. It was in 2005 when Ford first released this performance model in Europe. That time the brand revealed that small cars are not boring like how most people viewed it. The Fiesta ST showed exceptional power, which was in addition to having an enhanced braking system and a suspension that has been sport-tuned with precision.
Compared to its rivals, the Fiesta ST is a vehicle that has the appearance of a performance car and the actual performance to show for it. Fiesta Calibration Supervisor Mark Roberts shares that the Fiesta ST is truly a rewarding car to rev.
At just 1,600 rpm, drivers will be able to access torque amounting to 177 lb.-ft., he adds. He continues by saying that at 3,500 rpm, accessible torque is 214 lb.-ft. Indeed, Roberts says further that this model has the feel and performance that one typically associates with engines that are double the size. He relates that with the Fiesta ST, there is no need to wait for all the available power.