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Geneva 2016 Preview: Ford Fiesta ST200 revealed

Geneva 2016 Preview: Ford Fiesta ST200 revealed image

Text: Martin Aguilar / Photos: Ford | posted February 29, 2016 14:40

ST200 is the most powerful production Fiesta

Ford has revealed the Fiesta ST200 ahead of its debut at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show this week.

In a nutshell, Ford says the Fiesta ST200 packs 10-percent more power and 20-percent more torque compared to the Fiesta ST.

Aesthetically, the ST200 looks similar with the other Fiestas but, it comes with an exclusive specification including a 'Storm Grey' paint, 17-inch matt black alloy wheels and red painted brake callipers.

Rear of the Ford Fiesta ST200

The American automaker adds that the Fiesta ST200 has an enhanced interior that features leather Charcoal Recaro front seats with contrasting silver stitching, illuminated scuff plates and seat belts with silver detailing.

Other modifications include enhanced torque vectoring control, three-mode electronic stability control, a modified front steering knuckle and a rear twist-beam with increased roll stiffness. Ford said that the ST200 also features an enhanced braking system and a new front and rear damper settings, with the center of gravity lowered by 15mm.

Under the hood, the Fiesta ST200 is powered by a recalibrated 1.6-liter EcoBoost gasoline engine that delivers 200 PS and 290 Nm of torque. To put things in perspective, that's an additional 15 PS and 30 Nm of torque compared to the ST model.

Interior of the Ford Fiesta ST200

Ford claims that the ST200 is the most powerful production Fiesta. It can go from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.7 seconds before hitting a top speed of 230 km/h. The engine is mated to a six-speed manual transmission.

The Fiesta ST200 is set to debut at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show on March 2.