2014 Ford Fiesta Sport Mk7.5 - True Blue

A True car lover. That pretty much sums up how Kristoffer John Apostol went with this build. After all, he’s no stranger to modifying his cars. For him, it does not matter if he has an American car and buys original Japanese performance parts. According to him, his first modification was just a set of Tein S tech lowering springs and a set of ROTA Grid 2’s wherein he told himself, “That’s it! Nothing else to modify as the Fiesta is already good as it is.” He was wrong! He said the modifying bug bit him so hard that one day, Aikka Paint, one of his sponsors for car shows, contacted him. They gave him an offer he could not refuse along with Autogenix, which was for his car to enter the 2015 Manila Auto Salon. This ignited the fire for his Fiesta build. While his car was at the shop, he bought parts from the US since they are hard to find locally. Nothing was spared! Most of his parts are from Magnaflow and Steeda Performance, which are known for producing performance parts for American-branded cars such as the Ford Fiesta.

With better performance, he, of course, wanted better handling and grip to go with it so he ordered coilovers from Dynamics Performance and Potenza performance tires from Bridgestone Philippines. After all his effort into making a car show and performance spec’d Ford Fiesta, he managed to bag 2nd Best Sub-Compact during the 2015 Manila Auto Salon, but that did not stop Kristoffer John Apostol from modifying his carshow-winning car. Like the true car fanatic he is, he did not mind buying parts from foreign brands. He bought Buddyclub P1 SF rims from Japan and added Recaro SR3’s to support his body whenever he attends track days and goes for spirited drives. His last modification was to improve his exhaust system with the help of Profab PH who fabricated a custom header, midpipe, and resonator using stainless steel. A Magnaflow rear muffler is responsible for giving it a commanding exhaust note. 

For Kristoffer John Apostol, it’s not about the origin of the brand but the performance and functionality it will give the car. Whether it’s from Japan, USA, or Europe, as long as it serves its purpose, then he will install it in his car. Who knows what’s next for this Fiesta build? Only time will tell. 

SPECIFICATIONS

2014 Ford Fiesta Sport Mk7.5

Kristoffer John Apostol

Engine Mods: Pro Fab custom full exhaust system with 4-2-1 headers, midpipe, and resonator, SS304 Intake Tube with Dynamics performance silicone hoses, NGK Plugs,  Magnaflow Performance Muffler, FSWerks plug wires, FSWerks Engine Cover, Steeda Performance Cold air intake, Steeda Performance battery tie-down 

Suspension Mods: Dynamics Performance Coilover, HKS Adjustable Camber Bolts,  Steeda Performance front upper strut bar, Ultra Racing rear upper strut bar

Brake Mods: Brembo Brake Pads, Goodridge stainless steel braided brake lines

Rollers: Buddyclub P1 Racing wheels (16x7), Bridgestone Potenza RE002 Tires (205/45R16), Kyo-Ei Leggedura Lug Nuts, Tire Valve, Spacers 

Interior: Recaro SR3 LeMans 30th Anniversary Edition, Takata 4-pt. Harness, Aftermarket in-dash monitor with stereo & GPS

Exterior: ST Kits and Carbon fiber chin by Carbonzone Unlimited,  HID Retrofit headlamps and foglamps

Body & Paint: Custom Aikka Solid Blue paint by Autogenix

Car Show Awards: 2015 Manila Auto Salon - 2nd Place Best Subcompact Hatch, 2016 Automized Carshow – Best in Paint, Best Ford

Kudos To: God my friends and family, Richmond Sunga of Autogenix Carworx, Pow and Bodz of Jdmundergroundph, Kreditquest Soluzions Mktg Services, Rolando Rodriguez of Carbonzone Unlimited, Sonaxph, Carlo Lee of Bridgestone Alabang, Sonson Lim of Dynamics Performance, Chine Castro & Dino Jacinto of Profabph, Toughdrive Motorworks, Edward Nunez of Precision 24 Detailer, Ford Club of the Philippines, Kiper Cayanan of Powertorq Motorworks, Team Kickout Performance