We Are So Mad The 2018 Ford Fiesta ST Has Launch Control

Gif: Carfection (YouTube)

Hey, so, you know how the 2018 Ford Fiesta ST (THAT WE WON’T GET HERE) has launch control? Do you know how freaking awesome that is? Do you know how mad I am?


The kids over at Carfection recently got their hands on a new Fiesta ST. In addition to the full review, they also cut this short video of host Henry Catchpole trying out the launch control.

It doesn’t look very hard, it looks fun as hell and it’s absolutely enraging. We used to get the Fiesta ST and now we do not, because of sales and SUVs or some dumb bullshit like that. Which means we are completely missing out on some sweet, three-cylinder, launch control fury.

Think one will fit in my checked bag the next time I come back from the UK?

Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to kick a trash can across the room and scream at my furniture.

Writer at Jalopnik and consumer of many noodles.


Can’t get mad that we don’t get this car. We complained that we don’t get some thing and Ford said, you’re right. Then they started to sell us these gems.....and we didn’t buy it. Now we don’t get it. Before we yell at Ford I want you, all of you to take a look in the mirror and blame the person looking back at you for not having this car on our shores.

If they add a slight lift to it....maybe some hard plastic cladding around the arches....maybe......Fiesta X-Road ST!