2014 Ford Fiesta ST
Ken Block’s Ford Fiesta—this one you can’t buy. Click image to enlarge
Alongside the 2014 Ford Fiesta 1.0 EcoBoost, Ford also introduced the Fiesta ST, a hot hatch well-known in Europe but new to North America. Arriving late next year, the 2014 Fiesta ST will contain a new high-output variant of the 1.6-litre EcoBoost four-cylinder engine with an estimated 197 hp and 214 lb-ft of torque.
Available exclusively as a five-door hatchback in North America and with a six-speed manual transmission, Fiesta ST is projected to achieve up to 34 miles per US gallon (6.9 L/100 km) with US EPA testing procedures.
The Fiesta ST has a unique grille and chin spoiler with a new rear diffuser and fascia extensions. Bright-tipped dual-exhaust pipes and high-mounted spoiler along with unique 17-inch wheels complete the visual package.
Features of the Fiesta ST include a unique lower suspension, a 15-mm drop over the base model, a quicker overall steering ratio of 13.6:1, increased roll stiffness to improve stability through fast corners, electronic Torque Vectoring Control to reduce understeer during hard cornering maneuvers and three-mode electronic stability control—standard, sport, or off.
The Fiesta ST is the result of the combined efforts of Team RS in Europe and SVT in the United States.