Steeda / Ford Racing 2011 Fiesta at Detroit Auto Show

January 14, 2010 3:40 pm

The 2011 Steeda / Ford Racing Sport Edition Fiesta tour is now is heating up the North American International Auto Show.  Leading the array of Ford Fiestas on display at the most prestigious auto show in North America, the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan, the Steeda / Ford Racing Fiesta Sport is grabbing serious attention from the International Media that attend this annual mega auto show.

The Steeda Sport Edition Fiesta was conceived as a result of the partnership of Steeda Autosports and Ford Racing to transform the 2011 Ford Fiesta platform into a serious handling and performance sedan. With the engineering and design intent to provide the compact sedan enthusiast with a series of performance upgrades that they have come to expect from the leader of Ford performance – Steeda Autosports, the end result is nothing short of spectacular.

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Using a base 2011 Ford Fiesta with the 1.6L TiVCT I4 engine and a 5-speed manual transmission as a starting point, we developed a Steeda cold air intake to provide the engine a healthy dose of fresh air for combustion. Controlling the engine/transmission, we developed a Steeda short throw shifter that allows you to assume complete and confident control without worry of missing a shift.

The real magic is under the car – that is where the Steeda Engineers worked their magic to transform its handling to a new level of performance for the model. The parts that were designed, engineered, manufactured, and tested that will be available for sale include:

  • Adjustable front coil-over springs (38mm range)
  • Rear spring adjusters (38mm range)
  • Re-tuned dampers and spring rates
  • Anti-roll bars for increased stiffness
  • Front strut tower brace for increased chassis rigidity

To bring this sport sedan to a sure stop, the Steeda/Brembo Teams co-developed a prototype four-wheel disk brake application that replaces the stock front disks and rear drum brakes for sure stopping under adverse street or track conditions. With four-wheel disk brakes, this sedan not only has the right performance look, but also most importantly has the right calibrated stopping power that will not let you down when you need it most. Other notable options on this vehicle include:

  • Borla performance cat-back exhaust system
  • Ford Custom Accessories upper rear hatch spoiler
  • Custom blacked out headlamps and front fascia LED bezels

The 2011 Ford Fiesta by Steeda Autosports and Ford Racing – jointly developed to provide the compact sport sedan enthusiast the performance parts they demand. Look for the Steeda / Ford Racing parts when the Ford Fiesta is available for sale in the summer of 2010.

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