The Fiesta ST Performance Edition is available only in a unique Deep Orange hue and gets extra Ford Performance parts, including 18in alloy wheels that are 7kg lighter than those of the standard car.
But the big selling point is the chassis changes, with the Performance Edition receiving a bespoke suspension set-up: a coilover pack with stainless steel damper housing and Ford Performance Blue springs.
This means that the Performance Edition is lower than the standard ST by 15mm at the front and 10mm at the rear. Owners can also fine-tune their ride, since the suspension has 12 bump settings and 16 rebound settings for manual adjustments. Ford says the car has been tested at the Nürburgring, too.
Inside, the Performance Edition is based on ST-3 specification – the highest of the standard ST. This means a Bang & Olufsen sound system, usually a £350 extra, is included, as well as LED headlights, a bespoke Quaife limited-slip differential, launch control and shift indicators.