Ford has announced the Fiesta ST Ford Performance Edition in Deep Orange, limited to just 600 units. Based on the best-selling ST-3 trim, the Fiesta ST Ford Performance Edition gains specially-designed Ford Performance parts, including 18-inch Ford Performance alloy wheels (<7kg from the standard wheel), a Ford Performance coilover suspension pack with stainless steel damper housing and powder-coated Ford Performance Blue springs.
The coilover suspension pack lowers the ride height by 15mm at the front and 10mm at the rear and has been extensively tested at the Nürburgring Nordschleife by Ford Performance engineers. The suspension can be adjusted manually, with 12 bump settings and 16 rebound settings for a personalized, finely-tuned driving setup.
The 10-spoke, 18-inch flow formed alloy wheels are lighter, stronger and more durable than a traditional cast wheel. Flow forming involves the application of pressure to the inner barrel of the wheel while spinning and after it has been cast, which stretches and compresses the aluminium, increasing tensile strength. These alloy wheels are finished with a winter-resistant, high-grade triple layer “Magnetite” paintwork.
Other standard equipment includes LED headlights and B&O premium audio system, in addition to the ST’s signature Performance Pack, comprising a specially-designed Quaife limited slip differential (LSD), launch control and performance shift light indicators.
The Ford Fiesta ST special edition is available for the UK market, with price coming up next month. Retailing is expected to begin in June.