Ford Sporty Fiesta S1600 launches UK prices £16,645: European consumers (and soon enough, American buyers too) are patiently waiting for Ford to launch a hot ST or better yet, an RS version of the latest Fiesta hatchback powered by one of the firm’s new EcoBoost turbo engines. But until that time comes, Ford is trying to lure enthusiasts with the launch of a sportier-looking version of the Fiesta.
Called the Fiesta S1600, only 650 of these special Fiestas are being created for the UK market with pricing set at £16,645. So what’s the deal with this limited edition version of the Fiesta?
Well, nothing in terms of performance. Based on the Fiesta Zetec-S, the S1600 is offered with a choice of two engines, the standard 120HP 1.6-liter petrol and 95HP 1.6-liter turbo diesel units.
As with the standard Fiesta, the S1600 is also offered with an optional performance package from Mountine that boosts output to 140HP, lowering the car’s 0-60mph (96km/h) sprint time from 9.9 seconds to 7.9 seconds.
On the outside, the S1600 package includes a body-styling kit with 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″ for the diesel).
The car is available exclusively in Frozen White or Performance Blue, with contrasting motorsport stripes.
As for the interior, the S1600 gets alloy pedals and Quickclear windscreen, heated, stitched leather sports seats with standard side-airbags, leather steering wheel, handbrake cover and gearknob, plus Motorsport-branded floor mats and scuff plates.