The Ford Fiesta ST200 performance hatchback is in attendance at 2016 Geneva Motor Show. The car is hailed as the most powerful production Fiesta in the history.
The hot hatchback is propelled by a 1.6-litre EcoBoost turbocharged direct injection petrol engine which belts out 200 PS and 288 Nm of torque. That’s 10% more power and 20% more torque than the Fiesta ST. Mated to a 6-speed manual transmission, the Fiesta ST200’s final drive ratio is made shorter than the ST for better in-gear acceleration.
As a result, the hatchback accelerates from 0-100 kmph in 6.7 seconds and has a top speed of 230 kmph. In addition to pumped up power plant, the Fiesta ST200 also incorporates numerous performance enhancing measures including improved torque vectoring control, 3-mode ESP, modified front steering knuckle, rear twist beam with increased roll stiffness, new front and rear damper settings with 15 mm lower centre of gravity, a sharper steering ratio, shorter steering arm and improved braking system with larger rear discs and tandem master cylinder.
Visual enhancements include a special Storm Grey exterior color, red painted brake calipers and new 17-inch machined matte black alloy wheels. The interior gets special detailing like Charcoal Recaro partial leather seats with silver contrast stitching, seat belt with silver accents and illuminated scuff plates.
The Ford Fiesta ST200 will enter production in June and deliveries in Europe are slated to commence shortly thereafter.