The Ford Fiesta, in its current form, is already so hot that gymkhana guru Ken Block decided to use one for his videos. And now the American carmaker has decided to spice up the popular subcompact hatchback even more by coming out with a Sport Special Edition.
A raft of enhancements both inside and out adorn the Fiesta Sport Special Edition. A full styling kit, complete with side skirts and spoilers for the front bumper and the rear hatch, emphasize the Fiesta's cutting-edge Kinetic Design styling, while a silver-colored front grille surround, aerofoil, fog lamp bezels and polished twin exhausts serve as accents to the exterior. Panther Black alloy wheels complete the Sport Special Edition's exterior upgrades with 17-inch rims filling the wheel arches on the petrol version, while 16-inch alloy wheels come with the TDCi-equipped variant.
Fiesta Sport Special Edition customers can also choose from up to seven exterior paint options, including the Panther Black coat used on the alloy wheels.
The black-and-silver theme continues inside the vehicle with the Ebony Black heated leather sports seats and its contrasting silver stitching. The same treatment is given to the identically upholstered steering wheel, complete with gloss black spokes. Leather handbrake and gear knob, alloy metal pedals, gloss black instrument bezels, bespoke floor mats and silver scuff plates complete the interior's treatment.
The Fiesta Sport Special Edition also gets a USB port for external media device connectivity and a six-speaker audio system with the addition of door-mounted tweeter speakers to go with a Digital Audio Broadcasting radio that is now being offered as an option for the entire Fiesta range.
The special ingredients to the Sport Special Edition's recipe are, however, the powerful 1.6-liter engines.
The Duratec Ti-VCT petrol mill, for example, puts out 134hp and 160Nm to give the Fiesta Sport Special Edition a zero-to-100kph sprint time of 8.7 seconds and a top speed of 195kph, while the Duratorq TDCi has an output of 95hp and returns a fuel economy of 24.3km/L.
Unfortunately for us, the Fiesta Sport Special Edition is not only strictly available as a three-door--which is a body style the Philippine market doesn’t get--it's also only available in Europe.