FI­ESTA ZETEC S MK5

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The Mk5 Zetec S is a bit of a cult clas­sic in Fi­esta cir­cles, but has al­ways lived rather in the later Mk6 ST’s shadow. The Mk5 it­self was es­sen­tially a 1999 facelift of the Mk4, tak­ing the es­tab­lished plat­form and mix­ing in New Edge styling; as well as adding such op­tions as leather seats and side airbags to the Fi­esta plat­form, 2000 saw the ar­rival of the Zetec S. While its 1.6-litre 16v Sigma en­gine was avail­able in other trim lev­els, the Zetec S vari­ant pro­duced 101bhp – the model also had im­proved and sportier sus­pen­sion, thicker anti-roll bars and Puma brakes along with a dis­tinc­tive bodykit. In Im­pe­rial Blue with mul­ti­spoke wheels it had pukka hot hatch looks, and with oo­dles of tune­abil­ity it had the po­ten­tial to match.

VI­TAL STATIS­TICS

MADE 2000 to 2002 PRICE WHEN NEW £10,820 PRICE NOW £500 to £1,500 POWER 101bhp TORQUE 107lb.ft TOP SPEED 113mph 0-62MPH 10.2 sec­onds

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