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09-20-2010, 08:30 PM
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We can't find much fault with the 2011 Ford Fiesta (http://www.autoblog.com/model/fiesta), but if there's one major gripe, it's a lack of power (well, and paddle shifters for the dual-clutch gearbox). However, it looks like that lone complaint may be addressed with the introduction of the Fiesta ST (http://www.autoblog.com/tag/FiestaST/), the smaller sibling to the recently revealed Focus ST (http://www.autoblog.com/2010/09/15/paris-preview-247-hp-2012-ford-focus-st-set-to-go-global/).

Similar to the mule caught in Detroit (http://www.autoblog.com/2010/03/18/spy-shots-2011-ford-fiesta-ecoboost/) earlier this year, the three-door Fiesta is back with a massive front-mount intercooler, revised body work, new wheels and a high-performance exhaust, along with some racy Recaros that probably won't make the trek from prototype to production.

While it's doubtful Ford would port over the Focus ST's 247 horsepower 2.0-liter EcoBoost mill, the 180-hp turbo'd 1.6-liter or rumored EcoBoost 1.4 are definitely in the cards. With the Focus ST finally having a shot in the States, the globally-certified Fiesta ST might come along for the ride. And maybe a set of paddle shifters will be included in the package.


Gallery: Spy Shots 2012: Ford Fiesta ST (http://www.autoblog.com/photos/spy-shots-2012-ford-fiesta-st/)
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[Source: KGP Photography]Spy Shots: 2012 Ford Fiesta ST ready to back up its big brother (http://www.autoblog.com/2010/09/20/spy-shots-2012-ford-fiesta-st-ready-to-back-up-its-big-brother/) originally appeared on Autoblog (http://www.autoblog.com) on Mon, 20 Sep 2010 19:24:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds (http://www.weblogsinc.com/feed-terms/).


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