Reading about a car’s performance on websites or in magazines is one thing, seeing that car in action is another. So to make sure we understand what the 200 horsepower in the little Fiesta ST really means, Ford dispatched David Put, its vehicle dynamics specialist, to the Lommel track to put the car through its paces.
Before you watch this we have to point out this guy is a pro. You better not try this at home. It is harder than it seems!
A new high-output variant of the award-winning 1.6-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine propels Ford Fiesta ST with an estimated 197 horsepower and 214 lb.-ft. of torque. In comparison, Mini Cooper S makes do with 181 horsepower and 177 lb.-ft., while Chevrolet Sonic RS produces just 138 horsepower and 148 lb.-ft.