Ford has launched its Fiesta S1600 sports model in the UK this week.
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Based on the Fiesta Zetec S, the Ford Fiesta S1600 includes such features as alloy pedals, Quickclear windscreen, heated leather sports seats, side airbags, leather wrapped steering wheel, handbrake cover and gear knob plus branded floor mats and scuff plates.

On the outside, the Fiesta S1600 adds a body-styling kit, including a revised front bumper bar, flared lower valence panel, side skirts, large rear spoiler and rear diffuser. A special paint finish in Forzen White or Performance Blue is offered with contrasting racing stripes. 17-inch alloy wheels are included as standard on petrol models with diesel models scoring 16-inch alloy wheels.

Engine choices include Ford's 1.6-litre (88kW) four-cylinder petrol unit, as found on Australian manual Fiesta models, or a 1.6-litre Duratorq TDCi engine, now with 70kW of power.

For performance enthusiasts, a further engine upgrade package will be offered via Ford’s established performance tuning partner, Mountune.

Fiesta S1600 continues a 30-year sporting Fiesta lineage that began with the Fiesta Mk1 XR2 in 1981 and has included Supersport, XR2(i), Si, RS and ST models.

"Since its introduction, Fiesta and sporting pedigree have never been far apart and the latest incarnation of that is S1600, bringing extra motorsport feel to the award-winning Fiesta style and driving quality," said Gill Palmer, Ford of Britain's Fiesta Product Manager.

The Ford Fiesta S1600 is a limited edition model restricted to a production run of just 650 models. On-road pricing starts at £16,665 (AUD$27,650).

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