This year's SEMA event in Las Vegas, Nevada features a lineup of 50 customized Ford vehicles. Ford revealed the modified Fusions, F-150s and Mustangs queued up for the event earlier in October, but recently disclosed that a customized Fiesta and five Focus hatchbacks are taking the stage as well. This leaves Ford's crossovers and SUVs as the final vehicles to be announced for the event.
Joining the elite SEMA club is the Fiesta ST, which was built by Tucci Hot Rods. The SEMA-ready Fiesta sports a custom wide-body kit, as well as an updated clutch with a Spec Stage 4 kit. Although the Fiesta's 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine doesn't have any tweaks, the body is lowered and it shows off a custom exhaust system and a Cobb Accessport V3 ECU upgrade. Check out the Fiesta in action in the video below:
The five Focus models on display are notable more so for their aesthetic upgrades. The customized 2016 Focus ST by Blood & Grease has a dramatic matte paint job, but still shines at the show; the 2016 Focus ST is turning heads with performance upgrades provided by Mountune. While the 2016 Focus RS by H&P Special Springs/Stanceworks sports rally-inspired imagery, the 2016 Focus RS by Full-Race Motorsports has an orange and gray paint job. Rounding out the group is the Focus RS from Roush Performance, which is customized with a new body kit that gives the vehicle an air of malevolence.
Even though SEMA isn't open to the general public, the models that are in the spotlight are also available to view and test drive at Sound Ford Washington. Stop by and take a look today!
There won't be a lot of changes made to the 2017 Ford Fiesta ST. As one of the best compact performance models on the market, there's no real reason to try and change something that's doing so well.
According to Carscoops, it already comes with a turbocharged 1.6-L EcoBoost engine that revs off 3,500 rpm, 297 hp and 202 lb-ft of peak torque. Add to that a six-speed manual transmission, and the low-lying sport suspension with monster breaks and an electronic torque vectoring system, and you've got the power to coast right through all those hairpin turns.
What you will get with a new 2017 Ford Fiesta ST is an expanded color palette that includes an option for the bright Orange Spice Metallic Tri-Coat. Orange is the new black, right?
Consumers who purchase a new 2017 Ford Fiesta ST also receive a complementary day of performance driving instructions from the ST Octane Academy at Miller motorsports Park in Tooele, Utah. While that may require you to take a little drive to get there, the experience itself is well worth it.
Be sure to check out all of the latest Ford Fiesta offerings from Sound Ford, and ask when the Orange Spice Metallic Tri-Coat will be available for the 2017 models.