The 2009 edition of the Los Angeles Auto Show seems to have been taken in serious by Ford. Thus, after presenting the new Ford Fiesta, the North American automaker also presented four custom versions of the US market version of the Ford Fiesta. These four custom Ford Fiesta were clearly aimed towards the tuning enthusiasts that were present at the 2009 Los Angeles Auto Show. The four modified Fiestas get some interesting features, including alloy wheels, bosy side tattoo graphics as well as body kits.
Melvin Betancourt, Ford designer, has stated that ``We expect the Fiesta will be wildly popular among people who like to personalize their vehicles because of its affordability, great driving dynamics and award winning design``. He continued by saying that ``We will offer these customers a variety of appearance and performance accessories to choose from so they really can make their Fiesta their own``.
The Ford press release also features a short description for each of the four custom vehicles, so we will be giving you the exact quote from the official press release. Who else can speak better about their cars than the people working for Ford?
Quote from the official Ford press release:
``2011 Ford Fiesta by Ford Racing and Steeda Autosports
There's nothing like a solid performance team to get results. Ford Racing teamed up with Steeda Autosports to transform this 2011 Ford Fiesta. Steeda's cold air intake improves airflow, while the Borla/Ford Racing Performance cat-back system keeps the 1.6-liter Ti-VCT (Twin Independent Variable Camshaft Timing) I-4 breathing easy.
To keep it all firmly planted, Steeda/Ford Racing upgraded the factory suspension to give the customer track-inspired ride and handling. Behind the Ford Racing multi-spoke Euro wheels lurk one-off Brembo front and rear brakes that keep the driver in full control.
2011 Ford Fiesta by H&R Special Springs
Experts at dialing in the perfect ride height for every application, H&R Special Springs puts its own brand of "Special" into this 2011 Fiesta five-door. Fiesta's natural good looks get the Euro treatment, with Sticky Jewell custom graphics, custom Euro hood vents, stealthy blacked-out headlamps and a Ford Custom Accessories upper rear hatch spoiler.
The H&R Street Performance monotube coil-over kit features height-adjustable shocks to set wheel arches the perfect distance from the big, 18-inch OZ SuperTurismo GT wheels. When it comes to personalizing Fiesta, this is one suspension-and-wheels approach that most do-it-yourself buyers can adopt to set themselves firmly above the rest of the sport compact crowd.
2011 Ford Fiesta by Ford Custom Accessories
Here's one show car that's set to become available to anyone with the creativity and desire to personalize their own 2011 Ford Fiesta. When the car rolls into showrooms in 2010, nearly every styling component displayed on this white-hot Fiesta will be available from Ford Custom Accessories, Ford Licensed Accessories and Ford Racing Performance Parts. Put together a ride that's as unique as you and the crowd you run with. When you meet up, they'll see you coming in your personalized Fiesta.
2011 Ford Fiesta by 3dCarbon and FSWerks
Making a bold styling statement is just half the fun of building a sport compact. That's why the 3dCarbon/FSWerks 2011 Fiesta uses the built-in energy of Ford's European styling and the rock-solid foundation of its powertrain to springboard to the next level of street authority.
The combination of the FSWerks Stage 2 intercooled turbo kit and free-breathing 2.25-inch exhaust provides capability to match the zoomy looks of the 3dCarbon body kit. Out on the road, the aggressive front air dam, aerodynamic side skirts and rear lower accent trim issue a bold challenge to contenders. At the track, FSWerks components readily back it all up when the talk stops and the pedal goes down. ``
There you have it folks. It is clearly that Ford wants to get a piece of the tuning market. It will be interesting to see how well the tuning enthusiasts will react to these four customized Ford Fiesta models and to the general plan of Ford.
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