Ford will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Fiesta in style, by sending the ST200 model up the Goodwood hill climb at this year’s Goodwood Moving Motor Show. Privileged visitors to Goodwood will get to take the ST200 up the hill, and that’s rather exciting for those lucky few, when you consider the ST200 boasts 200PS (197bhp) and will accelerate from 0-62mph in 6.7 seconds.
As part of the same event, Ford will also show its new GT supercar. The main Festival of Speed weekend will also be graced by Ford’s GT race cars, fresh from the marque’s return to the Le Mans 24 Hours earlier in June.
The Ford Fiesta first went on sale in 1976 and quickly became known as the ‘first British supermini’. In the first three years of its production, Ford sold a million cars and it wasn’t until 1980 that the Fiesta faced serious competition in the form of the Austin Metro. Over the past 40 years Ford has sold a total of 4.33 million Fiestas in Britain.
Goodwood Festival of Speed founder, Lord March, said: “The Fiesta is an icon of British motoring and it is marvellous that Ford has chosen the Festival of Speed to celebrate the car’s 40th anniversary and debut the new ST200.”