Hot Selling Fiesta is Hot Project Vehicle for SEMA Show

The 2011 Ford Fiesta is popular not only with consumers. It turns out that aftermarket companies are wild for the fun design of the Fiesta too, and examples of the infinite ideas for how the car can be customized will be on display at this year’s SEMA (Specialty Equipment Market Association) show in Las Vegas, Nov. 2-5.

“SEMA offers the perfect opportunity to showcase all the different ways the personalities of the Fiesta can be expressed,” said Sam De La Garza, Fiesta brand manager. Customization is something already familiar to Fiesta owners. Ford Custom Accessories offers almost anything an owner would need to put a creative touch on Fiesta or give the car even more functionality, such as an illuminated gear indicator shift knob and rear spoiler, a body-side tattoo, or one of 18 available graphics. “It’s a perfect fit for the aftermarket and for customers who want to express their personality,” said Melvin Betancourt, Ford specialty design manager.

Even Ford Racing Performance Parts is getting creative for the SEMA show, outfitting a concept Fiesta with a production-based 2.0-liter EcoBoost™ engine, enlarged to 2.3 liters to pump out 350 horsepower and several Ford Racing Performance Parts options that are currently available through Ford Racing. A short-throw shifter offers more precise shifting, while a Ford Racing exhaust gives off a deeper, throatier exhaust note. Also available are 17-inch wheels that are cast-aluminum and painted in charcoal gray.

The Ford Racing Fiesta will be all-blue and painted by a renowned artist during the show, with the intention of auctioning the car in the future to benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund (JDRF).

Other Ford Fiesta project vehicles showcased at this year’s SEMA show will include the Ford Vehicle Personalization Fiesta, which will debut a new interior package and a newly developed side graphic – an evolution of the tattoo graphic that is currently available; the Universal Technical Institute Fiesta with a custom DuPont paint job; 3dCarbon’s Euro Series Fiesta with race-inspired styling; the aggressively designed digital Fiesta by L&G Enterprises; the H&R Springs Fiesta with a high-tech look; the performance Fiesta from Steeda Autosports; and a customized Fiesta from FSWerks, sporting a complete line of high-performance parts.

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Thomas C 11/04/2010
I agree, that's exactly what Ford should do. Sell the global 3-door Fiesta or Focus RS hatch of the ONE FORD. Can I add full-time AWD and EcoBoost 300hp to the mix too? Doesn't need to be standard, but an option maybe? IMO, it's not a real win RS unless it's AWD.
Spencer 11/03/2010
I will buy an AWD fiesta turbo with that much horsepower the day i learn there is a production model. No doubt i want one
P 11/02/2010
So I had a MS3, now I have a Cobalt SS. I do some track days, but the SS is lacking....refinement. I almost bought a Evo X or STi last week...but then thought, maybe I should wait for Ford to say something about a Focus RS. When I saw the new RS for the first time, there was drool, all over. Now a Fiesta R2?! Man if Ford can release a AWD turbo'd fiesta or focus I'm in :)
Mallory 10/18/2010
I love this car in lime green!
Mallory 10/18/2010
A good friend of mine just purchased one in lime green and it is oh so cute!
phillip harris 10/14/2010
great looking fiesta can't wait to seeat sema ford allways has a great display. i'm doing a all ford carshow on fremont st. in vegas 10/30/10 i have a 1970 torino gt come by and say hi. on 10/31/10 i'llbe at the nhra drags go john force rasing . fabulous fords forever 1
Steve D 10/14/2010
What we need is these cars in the show room.
Thomas C 10/11/2010
Very nice the I4 EcoBoost 350 hp even though we need it with a full time AWD system, we need more traction!
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