Ford is pretty excited about its impish Fiesta ST five-door joining its American lineup—as are we, because the thing is really damn good—so it makes sense that the Blue Oval would bring a few customized versions of the car to the SEMA show. There, they’ll share the Ford stand with a bevy of other hopped-up rides, including four Focus ST hatches. There are five members of the Fiesta contingent; four are STs, while one is based on the regular 2014 five-door.
Ford Fiesta ST by Ice Nine Group
Michigan-based Ice Nine Group brings rallying flavor to the Fiesta ST with its mostly aesthetic alterations, which are headlined by a set of blown-out fender flares. The flares, the new carbon-fiber hood, and, well, the rest of the car are covered by a mesmerizingly psychedelic vinyl wrap. Yellow-tinted, rally-style fog lights take up residence in the grille, while a bespoke spoiler and competition-look 17-inch BRAID wheels give visual credence to this Fiesta ST’s rallying aspirations. Functional upgrades include new Falken rubber, a cabin-venting panel in place of the sunroof, and additional carbon-fiber cabin vents where the quarter windows normally live.
Ford Fiesta ST by MRT
As part of a tie-up with Forza Motorsport 5—out later this month; preorder now!—the digital doppelgänger of this eye-searingly green Fiesta ST will appear in the game. Apart from a two-tone paint job and color-contrasted wheels and rims, the Fiesta ST by MRT maintains the stubby looks of the stock model. H&R coil-overs are fitted, as are upgraded brakes, a stainless exhaust, and a new intercooler from COBB Tuning.
Ford Fiesta ST by Bojix Design
While Ice Nine and MRT showcased the Fiesta ST’s suitability for rallying and virtual reality, California tuner Bojix Design slammed the car, it says, in the name of “slot-car handling.” The car has been fitted with “suspension upgrades” (coil-overs are mentioned but nothing else), a three-inch Bojix cat-back exhaust, and a Banks water-methanol injection setup.
Ford Fiesta ST by COBB Tuning and Tanner Foust Racing
This camouflage ST from COBB Tuning and Tanner Foust Racing was built to honor our enlisted men and women while also raising awareness for the Pat Tillman Foundation. The interior has been subtly upgraded with a new shift knob and embroidered floor mats and headrests, while the exterior gets a carbon-fiber hood from Ice Nine, the digital camo color paint, and a pavement-scraping front splitter. Performance upgrades include a three-inch exhaust and a cold-air intake. COBB and TFR plan to take the car on a tour of military bases next year.
Ford Fiesta by 3dCarbon
The only naturally aspirated Fiesta of the quintet, the car designed by Orange County–based 3dCarbon is perhaps the most cohesive. The none-redder subcompact gets a 3dCarbon body kit that brings new rockers, a new lower front fascia with splitter, a diffuser-style piece for the rear, and a hatchback spoiler. The color-coordinated 19-inch Forgiato wheels look seriously good, and match the red-stitched black leather upholstery that’s been installed inside.