The rumor mill had exploded a while back with rumors concerning the RS depiction of the Europe-favorite Ford Fiesta but the automaker bombed the fan base by saying it was not in the works.
But what they kept for themselves was that an actual version that is pretty close to what petrolheads want was actually in development. So, now we have been treated to the online reveal of the Fiesta ST200 version ahead of the worldwide premiere during the Geneva Motor Show kicking off in just a few hours. It is presented as the “most powerful production Fiesta ever,” the model has under the hood a 1.6-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine that has been massaged to deliver 200 horsepower and 213 pound-feet of torque. This will be enough to handle the classic zero to 62 mph (100 km/h) sprint in 6.7 seconds and top out at 143 mph (230 km/h). These impressive figures are supported by the updated exterior styling – a bespoke Storm Grey hue with red brake calipers and matte black 17-inch alloy wheels. Of course the cabin also gets modified as well: we have Recaro front seats, silver contrast stitching, illuminated sill plates, and special seat belts with silver accents.
The Fiesta ST is truly beloved by owners and critics. The ST200 takes this special drivers’ car to a new level of power and performance,” commented on the model Ford of Europe Vice President Product Development, Joe Bakaj. He also titled the model to evolve as a “future classic in the making.” The Fiesta ST200 is expected to come out the assembly lines starting June and the initial European deliveries will follow shortly afterwards.