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Ford marks Fiesta’s 40th with UK debut for revamped ST200

Ford will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Fiesta at the Goodwood Moving Motor Show on Thursday, June 23.

Central to the celebrations will be the introduction of the newly-upgraded Fiesta ST200, which will make its UK debut at the event.

With a maximum power output of 200PS (197bhp) delivering acceleration from 0-62mph in 6.7 seconds, the new hot hatch will be available for visitors to drive up the 1.16-mile Goodwood hillclimb course. 

Ford will also show its new GT supercar at the Moving Motor Show while the main Festival of Speed weekend will also feature Ford’s GT race cars, fresh from the marque’s return to the Le Mans 24 Hours.

The original Fiesta first went on sale in 1976 and quickly became known as the ‘first British supermini’, with a million examples finding buyers in its first three years of production.

Over the past 40 years Ford has sold over 4.3 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.”