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New Ford Fiesta ST Makes Its First Public Appearance: Geneva 2017

The all-new, 2018 Ford Fiesta ST, unveiled last month, has made its very first public appearance at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show in Switzerland. The model breaks with tradition, making do with a turbocharged three-cylinder engine rather than the usual four-banger, although one isn’t likely to find much to complain about with 197 horsepower on tap.

Appearing alongside the new Fiesta ST, on display in Europe for the first time ever, is the all-new Ford GT ’66 Heritage Edition, which pays homage to Ford’s history-making 1966 victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans with a Shadow Black paint job and large, white No. 2 graphics like those worn by the race-winning GT40. Also like that car are the new Heritage Edition’s wheels, which are finished in gold satin.

Also on display with the new Fiesta ST and the Ford GT Heritage Edition is a pair of new, special-edition Ford Mustang models: the Blue Edition, and the Black Shadow Edition. The former, painted “Grabber Blue,” is offered with either the 2.3-liter EcoBoost I4 or the 5.0-liter Coyote V8, while the former, available in four different hues (Platinum White, Triple Yellow, Race Red, and Grabber Blue) ships exclusively with the Coyote. Both offer bespoke styling touches. (For more on these two color-edition Mustang models, read our in-depth piece from November of last year.)

“Motorsport has always been a driver of innovation at Ford,” says Ford Performance Director Dave Pericak. “Today, our global Ford Performance team is responsible for developing vehicles from the Ford GT race car to the next generation Fiesta ST. Working as one unified team helps us better deliver our core fun-to-drive experience and democratize sophisticated performance-enhancing features for every customer.”

Aaron Brzozowski is a writer and motoring enthusiast from Detroit with an affinity for '80s German steel. He is not active on the Twitter these days, but you may send him a courier pigeon.

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