Sure, we love the six-figure cars as much as you. But half the fun of SEMA is seeing what a dedicated tuner shop can do with a car you could lease for two bills. Talent doesn’t need an R8 to show off. Talent can make you drool over a decent hatchback.
Case in point – the Ford Fiesta. Ford’s littlest ride is actually a blast to drive. We had fun in our test. No, you’re not going to win a drag race in it. But you can toss it around the neighborhood like you’re Ayrton Senna and it will hold every line you throw it into…for under $20k.
It’ll be a star this year at SEMA, where Ford will bring three of the little hatchbacks. They offered us a preview, in the form of a press release and renderings, which we bring you now:
Ford Fiesta by M2-Motoring
The M2-Motoring Fiesta combines form and function by adding an Injen Technologies cold-air intake system and DC Sports cat-back exhaust. The chassis is upgraded with a Wilwood big brake kit and Megan Racing coilovers. Exterior enhancements include a candy purple finish by Status Motorsports, 3dCarbon body kit and upper roof spoiler. Interior treatments offer an upgraded Jensen Mobile Audio Power sound system and Audiovox flip-down touch-screen monitors.
2011 Ford Fiesta by Gold Coast Automotive
This Fiesta SE hatch is built for performance with a Jackson Racing Rotrex intercooled supercharger, Wilwood four-piston front, two-piston rear brake system and Hankook Ventus racing tires. Appearance offerings include APR Performance rear wing and custom front splitter, 3dCarbon body kit, Socal SignWorx graphic wrap and Gold Coast Automotive fender flare kit.
2011 Ford Fiesta by Aaron Vaccar Signature Series
With plenty of personalized details, this Fiesta offers a Weapon-R Secret Weapon air intake, Wilwood Dynapro six-piston big brake kit and Advanti Racing V3 Vago 17-inch wheels. The exterior features BASF custom bright silver matte metallic paint, while the interior delivers plenty of upgrades including Portage Trim red leather upholstery, Bride Vios III racing bucket seats and MB Quart Onyx Series speaker and amplifiers.