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Just days after the Fiesta finally launched in North America, residents of the U.K. can already get a better version of Ford‘s sporty hatchback than what is offered here. Called the Fiesta S1600, for starters, it’s a three-door hatch, which isn’t part of the product lineup in North America. Included in motorsports-inspired package is a new aero kit, 17-inch white wheels and some nice body-length racing stripes. There’s also a leather-wrapped steering wheel, gear shift knob and handbrake cover, as well as new floor mats.
But the best part is that the 1.6-liter engine (which we commented in our review needed a few extra ponies) is available with a Mountune tuning kit which adds 20-hp (for a total of roughly 140-hp). Ford claims that’s enough to drop the 0-60 mph time by two whole seconds.
Offered exclusively in the U.K., Ford will build just 650 S1600 models for a price of £16,645.
GALLERY: Ford Fiesta S1600
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