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2011 Ford Fiesta by Ford Custom Accessories - Click above for high-res image gallery

While introducing the folks at the LA Auto Show to the American-market 2011 Ford Fiesta, Ford decided to go a step further. They didn't just show the production sedan and hatchback, they also showed off the possibilities the platform presents as well. They had four customized Fiestas on display, done up by companies like H&R, 3dCarbon, FSWerks, and Steeda, as well as Ford's in-house Racing and Custom Accessories team. And just for good measure, they also brought along that wicked Ken Block X-Games Rally Fiesta as well.

There's a full press release after the jump, but here is a brief summary of the four featured vehicles:

Black Fiesta:

This car was put together by Ford Racing and Steeda Autosports. It features Steeda's cold air intake, a Borla/Ford Racing Performance cat-back exhaust system, Steeda/Ford Racing suspension upgrades, Ford Racing multi-spoke Euro wheels and Brembo anchors.

Blue Fiesta:

The blue car was built by H&R Special Springs. Naturally, it received some suspension tuning with an H&R Street Performance monotube coil-over kit and a set of spiffy 18-inch OZ SuperTurismo GT wheels. It's also the beneficiary of some Euro reverse-engineering via "Sticky Jewell custom graphics, custom Euro hood vents, stealthy blacked-out headlamps and a Ford Custom Accessories upper rear hatch spoiler."

White Fiesta:

The white Fiesta (above) features Ford Custom Accessories, so it ought to be the easiest model the Average Joe to copy. Nearly every styling element can be purchased from the Ford Custom Accessories, Ford Licensed Accessories or Ford Racing Performance Parts catalogs. And get used to those graphics, because Ford has taken this opportunity to add a whole new line of them for the Fiesta. You can see the whole collection at fordfiestagraphics.com.

Red Fiesta:

Last, but certainly not least, is the red Fiesta by 3dCarbon and FSWerks. It's the only one of the four that has some serious rejiggering underhood. It features an FSWerks Stage 2 intercooled turbo kit and 2.25-inch exhaust system. It also sports a 3dCarbon body kit with an "aggressive front air dam, aerodynamic side skirts and rear lower accent trim."

We'd probably mix and match among these mods, perhaps the H&R suspension, the Brembos from the Steeda car, the OZ wheels and that FSWerks turbo setup. Or maybe we'd just take Block's car. Check out the gallery by clicking below and more details in the press release after the jump.

Gallery: LA 2009: 2011 Ford Fiesta Customs



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come on Jost, where's a SVT/ST version? this is a perfect opportunity for an Ecoboost engine in the lineup. aftermarket stuff is cool, but it tends to void warranties...
 

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Im diggin that white one with the upgraded body kit and bit of graphics.

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Oh boy....fiesta with a turbo kit. Doesnt even matter what the numbers are bc anything over 150hp will make this 2300lb car a rocket.
 

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Well with the rise and success of the Rally Fiestas ... I knew they were going to grow a large support from the aftermarket groups.

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Well with the rise and success of the Rally Fiestas ... I knew they were going to grow a large support from the aftermarket groups.

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Absolutely....when I heard the Fiesta's were going to be at the X-games I was so excited. Watching it was incredible, I was so into it and was cheering out loud for them to win...and they did, beat out some of the best drivers and the Subaru's. So awesome. I swear, 2300lb Fiesta with anything close to 200hp is going to be a rocket. [headbang]
 

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I agree ... So all we need is a nice Turbo Fiesta from the factory and we will be all good.

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That is sweet that they are getting on it quick ... I hope the craze for modding is going to be like the Scions for the Fiesta ... that would be nice.

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