SPIED: Ford Puma ST caught fully undisguised

Often, if our spy photographers are actually fortunate, they handle to seize forthcoming automobiles fully undisguised. That’s certainly the case right here, the place the Ford Puma ST was caught with out a shred of camouflage overlaying its blue physique.

Fanatics have been up in arms over Ford recycling a reputation beforehand reserved for a coupé for yet another crossover, so a hotted-up model is maybe the Blue Oval’s approach to make amends. Not a lot could be gleaned externally at first look, as this automotive sports activities an identical look to the ST Line model of the usual automotive, incorporating the identical bigger air intakes, deeper facet skirts and body-coloured cladding and rear diffuser.

Look carefully, nevertheless, and also you’ll realise fairly a bit is occurring beneath. Up entrance, there’s a deep chin spoiler that provides a contact of purposeful sportiness, whereas a much bigger intercooler seems to be wedged behind the centre inlet. Additionally showing to be larger are the entrance disc brakes that fill the 17-inch alloy wheels significantly better than the weedy commonplace gadgets, whereas the rear finish will get a pair of spherical tail pipes.

Inside, probably the most notable change is the beefier Recaro seats, complementing the ST Line’s flat-bottomed steering wheel and distinctive gearknob. For the reason that Puma relies on the Fiesta, the ST ought to get the latter‘s 1.5 litre turbocharged three-cylinder engine that makes 200 PS and 290 Nm of torque, together with a six-speed handbook gearbox. Anticipate the zero-to-100 km/h dash to be barely slower than the Fiesta’s 6.5 seconds.

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