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While the rest of Europe is enjoying the Sport+ edition of the Ford Fiesta, the company’s UK branch decided its consumers need something a bit more exclusive, announcing the Fiesta S1600 limited edition.

Before you ask, this car has no ‘official’ performance upgrades so you’ll still have to wait a bit until the proper Fiesta ST appears. Still, for a price, Ford dealerships do offer the Mountune performance package, that adds 20 extra HP to the total output of the 1.6-liter engine.

Only 650 models will be made, but you’ll be getting a modified body kit, a set of 17-inch white wheels and racing stripes. For the inside, Ford added a leather-wrapped steering wheel, new covers for the handbrake and gear knob plus, wait for it, ‘Motorsport’ floor mats.

If you don’t want to wait for the ST version, pricing for the Ford Fiesta S1600 will start at around £16,645.


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The current Ford Focus RS is one heck of a beast, with its 305 HP blasting through the front-wheels and slapping a big smile on your face. Seeing as how that wasn’t enough for some, Ford released the limited edition RS500 model, which upped the output to 350 HP.

Sadly, the 500 units in the limited run sold like hotcakes, and you can’t buy another one. Luckily though, Ford UK decided to help out those who didn’t get their hands on the upgraded RS500, and revealed, in partnership with Mountune, a special performance package, designed to increase the output to 345 HP.

The Mountune MP350 tuning kit, despite being a bit shy of the 350 HP of the RS500, will still manage to further increase the smile on the owner’s face, seeing as how it will sprint from 0 to 60 mph in just 5.4 seconds, and stop at 165 mph (266 km/h). Torque output is rated at 339 lb-ft, so you know you have enough power.

The Mountune MP350 tuning kit will be available in May in all Ford UK dealerships. What’s even nicer is that the price is around £1,995, plus £200 for labor, totaling £2,195 (around $3,386). Not bad for such a power increase.


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