Ford announced on Wednesday that Fiesta owners would be able to buy specially fitted vinyl wraps of bacon images for their cars.
But let’s be honest, even with the best of breakfast foods, the Fiesta should probably be called the Siesta. That is, unless you’ve bought the recently-released ST model. It uses Ford’s 1.6-liter turbocharged engine to make 197 hp and 202 lb-ft or torque. Just ask AutoGuide’s own Mike Schlee; he called the thing a baby demon.
But how much would it suck to be blazing down the highway to hell, only to realize someone in the next lane has a Fiesta more unique than your own. Ford ignored the ST in its press release about baconization. Understanding the gravity of the oversight, AutoGuide called Ford Custom Graphics to ask if modifications like the wider front fascia and rear diffuser would cause problems in the wrapping process.
But a source familiar with the matter who asked not to be named — we’re kidding — said the price might increase.
The cost of the wrap, he said, is based on the square footage of material required and added design time. The “side of bacon” and “bacon racing strips” shouldn’t cost any more on the ST models, but the full body wrap might require extra material and cost a “couple hundred dollars more,” he said.
In fact, customers who want a couple of fried eggs or some hash browns and toast can have that too. “We can do custom food groups,” he said.
Happy International Bacon Day!
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