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2011 Ford Fiesta by Ford Racing and Steeda Autosports
There’s nothing like a solid performance team to get results. Ford Racing teamed up with Steeda Autosports to transform this 2011 Ford Fiesta. Steeda’s cold air intake improves airflow, while the Borla/Ford Racing Performance cat-back system keeps the 1.6-liter Ti-VCT (Twin Independent Variable Camshaft Timing) I-4 breathing easy. To keep it all firmly planted, Steeda/Ford Racing upgraded the factory suspension to give the customer track-inspired ride and handling. Behind the Ford Racing multi-spoke Euro wheels lurk one-off Brembo front and rear brakes that keep the driver in full control.



2011 Ford Fiesta by H&R Special Springs
Experts at dialing in the perfect ride height for every application, H&R Special Springs puts its own brand of “Special” into this 2011 Fiesta five-door. Fiesta’s natural good looks get the Euro treatment, with Sticky Jewell custom graphics, custom Euro hood vents, stealthy blacked-out headlamps and a Ford Custom Accessories upper rear hatch spoiler. The H&R Street Performance monotube coil-over kit features height-adjustable shocks to set wheel arches the perfect distance from the big, 18-inch OZ SuperTurismo GT wheels. When it comes to personalizing Fiesta, this is one suspension-and-wheels approach that most do-it-yourself buyers can adopt to set themselves firmly above the rest of the sport compact crowd.



2011 Ford Fiesta by Ford Custom Accessories
Here’s one show car that’s set to become available to anyone with the creativity and desire to personalize their own 2011 Ford Fiesta. When the car rolls into showrooms in 2010, nearly every styling component displayed on this white-hot Fiesta will be available from Ford Custom Accessories, Ford Licensed Accessories and Ford Racing Performance Parts. Put together a ride that’s as unique as you and the crowd you run with. When you meet up, they’ll see you coming in your personalized Fiesta.
 

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Not really a big fan of the first two, but the white one looks great and shows how much the Fiesta can be personalized. I'd never pick those tattoo graphics for my car, but I can see how some in the target demographic might like it.
 

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The white one is stunning in person! I did not care for the graphics, but everything else was awesome! Expect my car to look just like the white one, except with white wheels.
 

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BRGT350 - It is very possible that we could end up with very similar looking Fiestas. I've been enamored with the White Fiesta w/Body Kit since April 30th when @samdelag first posted pictures of it. Can't wait to see one in person! Hopefully at NAIAS.
Though, I won't have white wheels and I have a feeling you might modify yours a little bit more and a little more quickly than I will.

For some reason the Monterey Gray is catching my eye too. It's a little more of an upscale look while the white is a cleaner sportier look.
Decisions... Decisions...

I don't know... Can West Michigan handle two nearly identical White Fiestas? (Fiestii?)
 

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well, west Michigan handled a large number of sonic blue SVT's all at the same time! :)

I am not sure how much I will modify my Fiesta, it all depends on how much Sara will let me spend.

Plans are;
Short Throw Shifter ASAP
Blacked out LED parking light inserts
Aero Package (if it comes out and if I can get it into the purchase price)
Black headlight housings (if they make it into production)
Ford or FSWerks exhaust system with rear diffuser
Tinted windows
FSWerks tuned PCM to run 93 octane fuel


I am hoping the aero kit will be something I can wrap up into the purchase price of the car, otherwise I am not sure if I will have enough saved up in the racing budget to get it. All of the tuner Fiesta's had blacked out headlight housings, but those may not make it into production. They look stunning! I will be sad if you can't order them. Ford had the best looking exhaust system on the white car, followed by FSWerks. The white Fiesta seemed to have all of the EU aero bits on it, which is another reason why I liked it so much.

I would like to perhaps go to a slightly stiffer spring and matched dampers, but the car handles so well, I don't want to screw it up. If Ford makes a performance suspension option, I will get those parts. Hopefully, they will let Han build a "SVT" like suspension package for Ford Racing. I don't need the Fiesta to ride like a race car, just want a little lower stance and less pitching and rolling.
 

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If the Aero package (everything including the lower trim, rear spoiler, and rear diffuser) is available from Ford at purchase, that will be on my car. No questions asked.
The only other thing is a Short Throw Shifter, so i'll be watching FRPP/Steeda closely to see if/when they come out with one.

While not a fan of chrome, it's beginning to grow on me. Especially on the white car as it doesn't seem to stand out as much.
While the blacked out Headlights and Driving Light trims look striking, I think i may wait on those as well. That is unless they can be ordered as dealer installed items with the purchase of the car.
Basically, if I can order it with the car, I'll get it.

Of course, I'm planning my future with a car that I haven't even completely decided to purchase! Once I get to the NAIAS, I'll probably be able to make up my mind pretty quickly!

Have you had a chance to drive the US Fiesta at all? I'm just wondering if the larger sway bar up front has stiffened it up a little already or is it just compensating for all-season tires and the added weight up front.
 

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I think the slightly larger bar is making up for the all seasons. According to a number of sources, the handling of the US car with all seasons is on par with the EU car with summer tires. Ford invited european journalists and EU Ford engineers out to drive the US car. Everyone was impressed and said the handling was spot on. I have not driven one yet as they are all in Arizona for testing. I may get a chance this spring.

Right now, the wing is available from the factory, or at least as an option on the build sheet. The rest of the aero bits are still unknown. The pictures on the build site show the car with blacked out headlights, but only the tuned cars had them at the show. There are a ton of questions for the US car yet. Most of the show cars were EU ones with US noses stuck on them.

Steeda/Ford Racing had a short shifter on the black car, but it was not ready yet. I will be talking with Ford Racing about the shifter over the next few months.
 

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Once the show is wrapped up and team Detroit is home, I will work on a way for you guys to give some feedback on the tuner cars to help form the future of the Fiesta. I am all for the blacked out headlights as either an option, or standard on all hatchbacks. They will be too expensive to buy later.
 

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Once the show is wrapped up and team Detroit is home, I will work on a way for you guys to give some feedback on the tuner cars to help form the future of the Fiesta. I am all for the blacked out headlights as either an option, or standard on all hatchbacks. They will be too expensive to buy later.
I would like that also.
 

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If the black headlights are available as an option, I will order them as long as the price isn't as out of line as the $2000 17" wheels...

I guess I'm just not sure why Ford thinks people want chrome everywhere just because they want Push Button Start... Also not sure why chrome driving light bezels are standard on the SES.
There should be a Chrome Appearance Package available for those who want it, but not have it be part of any other upgrade or package. Or, have the chrome only on the SE level and up sedans so that it goes with the chrome 3 bar grill.

Or... On the flip-side... Have a Black-Out Package that eliminates all chrome trim and makes it either body color or black and includes the black headlamps.
I bet the driving light bezels would look pretty cool painted body color too...
 

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Once the show is wrapped up and team Detroit is home, I will work on a way for you guys to give some feedback on the tuner cars to help form the future of the Fiesta. I am all for the blacked out headlights as either an option, or standard on all hatchbacks. They will be too expensive to buy later.
Count me among the group that only wants the blacked-out headlights as an option. I actually prefer the chrome housings on all colors except maybe black and gray. I would even be willing for the chrome's to be an option, but I would not want a chrome package with side vents and headlights and potentially a chrome 3-bar.

The blacked-out headlights make for a good look no doubt, but it's just not the look I want. It is nice to see these tuned Fiestas and some of their treatments. The white does look very sharp on the Fiesta--I'll look forward to seeing it in person. It has climbed my list rather highly--either #3 or #4.
 

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If the black headlights are available as an option, I will order them as long as the price isn't as out of line as the $2000 17" wheels...

I guess I'm just not sure why Ford thinks people want chrome everywhere just because they want Push Button Start... Also not sure why chrome driving light bezels are standard on the SES.
There should be a Chrome Appearance Package available for those who want it, but not have it be part of any other upgrade or package.

Or... On the flip-side... Have a Black-Out Package that eliminates all chrome trim and makes it either body color or black and includes the black headlamps.
I bet the driving light bezels would like pretty cool painted body color too...
I think if you are going to try and convince Ford that black headlamps are a good idea then using the PACKAGE idea would probably work the best since they like to put things in packages. I would think that since they already have the black trim pieces on the lower models that a blackout package wouldn't be that expensive of an option because the only thing they would have to make is the headlamp bezels and that shouldn't cost more than 150 dollars to the customer.
I even asked about deleting the chrome trim when I reserved my Fiesta.
 

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I too would like an SES with the black LED housing and headlight housings. I think it has a much meaner look.

Maybe put it on a "street" package?
 

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The black-out option for the upper level Fiesta is a great idea! The headlight housings and LED parking lamp bezels would be black instead of chrome.

Kind of related to this, my dad called to tell me there is a "monochromatic option" for Fusion that ditches all of the chrome. He will be ordering all of the parts ASAP to ditch the chrome on his Fusion Sport.

Mark, lets work together to see if we can pass the word along about the darkened headlights as an option. Sam wasn't sure what they decided on those when I asked him at the show.
 
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