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    Ford Begins Production of New Fiesta ST; Fastest-Ever Production Fiesta

    • New Fiesta ST rolls off the assembly line in Cologne, Germany; fastest-ever production model achieves 0-100 km/h in 6.9 seconds and 220 km/h top speed
    • Ford equips new Fiesta ST for Europe with 1.6-litre EcoBoost petrol engine offering 182 PS and 240 Nm of torque. New model also offers a new chassis, steering and brakes; enhanced Torque Vectoring Control and 3-mode Electronic Stability Control
    • Stylish new Fiesta ST features unique honeycomb mesh grille, dramatic rear diffuser element; and, for the first time, Recaro seats as standard
    • Most fuel-efficient Fiesta ST delivers 5.9 l/100 km and 138 g/km CO2*
    COLOGNE, Germany, Feb. 7, 2013 – Ford has started production at its assembly plant in Cologne, Germany, of the new Ford Fiesta ST – the first ever sub-seven second production Fiesta.

    Full press release:

    http://media.ford.com/news/fordbegin...er7seconds.htm

    And, we should be able to order one in the U.S. February 28th.
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    Re: Ford Begins Production of New Fiesta ST; Fastest-Ever Production Fiesta

    It's still quality made even if they can do a lot in a short span of time.

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    Re: Ford Begins Production of New Fiesta ST; Fastest-Ever Production Fiesta

    Its crazy when you consider my first Mustang, an '84 GT would only do about 7.5 to 60 in a 2500 pound car. The Fiesta ST three door surprisingly weighs only a few pounds more.

    I would love to get one of the 2.3L Ecoboost engine/transmission combos when they come out and drop it into a restored '86 SVO!!! That would be a good looking, bad arse classic right there!!

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    Re: Ford Begins Production of New Fiesta ST; Fastest-Ever Production Fiesta

    My only Mustang was a '66 GT 350. It was less than .5 second quicker 0-60 than the Fiesta and the Fiesta is projected to be a few miles per hour faster wide open. The weights are similar and the Fiesta does it with a third the displacement.

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    Re: Ford Begins Production of New Fiesta ST; Fastest-Ever Production Fiesta

    Ain't technology grand?

    I got all the way into cars in the early 80's, just as I was in sight of my driver's license. I remember seeing 7 second Mustang 5.0 0-60 tests (that was in a comparison between '83 Mustang/Camaro), 7.5 for the initial SVO, and all kinds of sport coupes coming in between 160-230 hp in the mid-late-80's. I remember when the initial Taurus was very competitive with 140 "Vulcan" hp, and when GTIs and various hot-hatches were ceilinged at 120 hp.

    I tell people all the time that, despite gas prices, THIS is as golden an automotive age as I've ever seen. Brand new Mustang GT has a 420hp 5.0...available everywhere. I even kind of like the other pony cars being back, it makes things more interesting. It's great to me, too, that the Focus and Fiesta ST models are as wicked fast as they are, because I actually enjoyed a good hot hatch from time to time. On top of all this, the new motors are being stuffed into old engine bays all the time...so if you want to try something insane like an EcoBoost V6 Merkur XR4Ti, go to it. I know I'd be building a bunch of strange franken-Fords if I could be right now.

    The old days were great, but I think there's plenty to like right now.

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    Re: Ford Begins Production of New Fiesta ST; Fastest-Ever Production Fiesta

    Quote Originally Posted by davidlane View Post
    My only Mustang was a '66 GT 350. It was less than .5 second quicker 0-60 than the Fiesta and the Fiesta is projected to be a few miles per hour faster wide open. The weights are similar and the Fiesta does it with a third the displacement.
    I hope you don't mind if I point out just how much I'm hating you right now.

    That has been my dream car since I was 16!!! You lucky bastage you!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZanatWork View Post
    Ain't technology grand?

    I got all the way into cars in the early 80's, just as I was in sight of my driver's license. I remember seeing 7 second Mustang 5.0 0-60 tests (that was in a comparison between '83 Mustang/Camaro), 7.5 for the initial SVO, and all kinds of sport coupes coming in between 160-230 hp in the mid-late-80's. I remember when the initial Taurus was very competitive with 140 "Vulcan" hp, and when GTIs and various hot-hatches were ceilinged at 120 hp.

    I tell people all the time that, despite gas prices, THIS is as golden an automotive age as I've ever seen. Brand new Mustang GT has a 420hp 5.0...available everywhere. I even kind of like the other pony cars being back, it makes things more interesting. It's great to me, too, that the Focus and Fiesta ST models are as wicked fast as they are, because I actually enjoyed a good hot hatch from time to time. On top of all this, the new motors are being stuffed into old engine bays all the time...so if you want to try something insane like an EcoBoost V6 Merkur XR4Ti, go to it. I know I'd be building a bunch of strange franken-Fords if I could be right now.

    The old days were great, but I think there's plenty to like right now.
    I'm a bit older than you, but I remember when the '82 GT came out its quarter mile time was in the 16s and yet it was heralded as the rebirth of muscle cars. I also remember when the '83 Vette came out, looking so modern and with the then new Gatorback rubber, 205hp 350. Really?

    I also owned an '89LX 5.0 225hp, damn that was a fun car and sure a heck felt fast.... but again, thats nothing compared to many family cars today. LOL

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