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Loder1899 Ford Fiesta ST tuning kit announced

November 27, 2013

Redefining the term ‘pocket rocket’, Loder1899 has come up with a neat upgrade package for the already-potent Ford Fiesta ST. Engine power is boosted enough to give it highly credible performance.

Loder1899 Ford Fiesta ST

In its standard form, the Fiesta ST comes with a 1.6-litre EcoBoost turbo four-cylinder producing 134kW and 240Nm. Up to 147kW is on offer during overboost, which lasts for a few moments.

Loder1899 has developed a tune which includes a new exhaust setup, a recalibrated engine computer, and a new intercooler. All in all, power is lifted to a class-obliterating 173kW and 335Nm.

Loder1899 Ford Fiesta ST-exhaust

The company says acceleration from 0-100km/h can be achieved in just 6.5 seconds. PerformanceDrive is currently road testing the standard Fiesta ST and we reckon it can almost achieve such a time as is. With a good launch, we’d be betting on a time nearer to 6.0 seconds for this tuned version.

To give the complete package a more distinguished look, Loder1899 also offers a range of body trimming add-ons, alloy wheels, as well as unique brakes and suspension to enhance its driving performance. We’ll take one for Xmas please, in black.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.