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FIESTA BRAVO! - Putting on the style. CCC's hot Fiesta gets the bodywork and interior treatment
Report: Steve Bennett
Photography: Roger Philips, David Darby, Tony Butler
With the engine work on the Fiesta now completed, bar the correct carburettor and a trip to the rolling road, we decided to turn our attentions to the car's bodywork and interior.
Probably the best way to improve the appearance of any car is to change the wheels and tyres. In the case of the Fiesta, wider wheels and low profile rubber were necessary as well as a cosmetic improvement, primarily because of the car's proposed power output. When planning the car, my first choice for wheels were the tried and tested Ford RS four spoke items, but after checking out the Ford RS parts catalogue, I decided on a set of RS seven spoke alloys with the locking centre cap- pretty macho, as you'll agree. The advantages of locking centre caps are obvious and certainly reduce the risk of finding your pride and joy on bricks when some cad has run off with your wheels.
In the first instalment of Project Fiesta, I said we would be trying a set of Firestone's new Firehawk range of low profiles. Firestone reckon these are a match with the best, and judging by the Firehawk S660s fitted to the Fiesta, I certainly don't doubt them. The grip is tenacious.....