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Ford Fiesta Metal named top performance car

Ford Fiesta Metal named top performance car

The impressive Ford Fiesta Metal has been named as one of the best performance cars of the year.

Launched as a special edition by the Blue Oval, the supermini has taken the hot hatch sector by storm since its release.

And now industry publication Auto Express has enhanced this reputation by placing the model at number seven on its Top Performance Cars of the Year list.

What's even more impressive is that the Fiesta beat off stiff competition from the likes of Bentley, Maserati, Lotus, Porsche and Aston Martin.

Luke Madden, Auto Express motoring writer, said: "The Fiesta Metal evokes the spirit of an old-school hot hatch. It's simple, lightweight and has an engine that doesn't produce peak power until 6,700rpm.

"For such an affordable hatch to make such a big impression is a real achievement. Few cars provide as much enjoyment as the Fiesta."

The Ford Fiesta is also the best-selling car in the UK and recently picked up a Used Car of the Year gong.

Posted by Sebastian Turkenburg
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