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Get an Exclusive Preview of the New Fiesta ST200 at The Ford Performance Weekend!

Essex Ford is hosting an exclusive preview of the ultimate Fiesta hot hatch at FordStore – Dunton dealership near Basildon between the 15th and 18th of July. Also on show over the Ford Performance Weekend will be the thrilling Fiesta ST and All-New Focus RS, plus the iconic Ford Mustang. It’s a petrolhead’s dream!

The new Ford Fiesta ST200, which debuts this year as Ford celebrates the 40-year anniversary of Fiesta, is the most powerful production Fiesta ever. Compared with the acclaimed Fiesta ST, the new Fiesta ST200 produces 10 per cent more power and 20 per cent more torque with 200 PS and 290 Nm from a specially calibrated 1.6-litre EcoBoost petrol engine, with an additional 15 PS and 30 Nm of torque available for up to 20 seconds using transient overboost.

The Ford Fiesta ST200 sprints 0-100km/h (0-62mph) in 6.7 seconds and has a top speed of 230km/h (143mph). In-gear acceleration has been enhanced for an even more fun-to-drive experience, plus recently upgraded Fiesta ST suspension and Electronic Power Assisted Steering (EPAS) settings improve ride quality and driving dynamics.

Production of the new hot hatchback (equipped with exclusive specifications including unique Storm Grey exterior, distinctive machined 17-inch ST alloy wheels finished in matt black with polished rims, and special interior detailing) begins in June with first deliveries to customers soon after. Fiesta ST200 models also feature red painted callipers alongside the ST-specification large trapezoidal grille with honeycomb construction, dynamic front spoiler and side-skirts, body-colour rear diffuser element and large rear roof spoiler.

The ST200 joins stablemates with just as impressive pedigrees and history. Ford has given the exhilarating All-New Focus RS hot hatch an increase in power too, as well as a new all-wheel-drive system and innovative technology, meaning this new model stands a strong chance of leaving even its forefathers trailing in the dust – including the 225-horsepower Ford Escort RS Cosworth (the first mass production car to produce downforce at both the front and rear).

The high-performance hatchback has a turbocharged version of the 2.3-litre EcoBoost engine seen in the New Ford Mustang to churn out over 345 brake horsepower and up to 347 foot pounds of torque, making it the most powerful standard RS since the badge began in 1968.

The third-generation Ford Focus RS offers thrilling power with exceptional grip and superb Brembo brakes as standard. With firmer suspension and Dynamic Torque Vectoring, plus added naughtiness with Launch Control and an industry-first Drift Mode, the Focus RS gives you precision handling and the ride of your life according to the rave reviews from motoring journalists the length and breadth of Britain.

The legendary Mustang itself will also be at The Ford Performance Weekend. Since it first rolled off the production line back in 1964 the original pony car has become a much-loved classic, but it had only ever appeared on our shores as a left-hand drive import before a right-hand drive model arrived ready-made for our roads last year as either a fastback or a convertible.

For the true thunderous, throaty sound of the Ford Mustang, a 5-litre V8 producing 416 PS with 530 Nm of torque for a top speed of 155mph is available for those who want the authentic American experience when they put their foot down, while those with an eye on fuel economy and emissions may be more tempted by the 2.3-litre four-cylinder turbo version of Ford’s International Engine of the Year award-winning EcoBoost technology, which churns out 317 PS and 432 Nm of torque for a top speed of 145mph, but emissions as low as 179g/km CO2.

Whichever model and options an owner chooses, the result is a head-turning, eye-catching, pulse-quickening Ford Performance vehicle that wins hearts and minds all over the world!

Product Specialists will be on hand to answer questions over the weekend. For more information about the New Ford Fiesta ST200, Fiesta ST, All-New Focus RS or New Mustang, visit FordStore – Dunton near Basildon or call us on 01268 906911.