The Ford Saetta concept which was introduced at the 1996
Turin Motor Show was a preview of the upcoming first generation
The Saetta shared many styling cues with the 1995 Ford
GT90 supercar concept, even though fundamentally the
two cars are so different in character and performance.
Styled by Ford's Turin-based Ghia design studio, the Saetta
was a bold design which featured sharp angles and was
the epitome of Ford's new 'edge design'. The controversial
design of the concept was intended to help ease the public
into Ford's new design philosophy before the production
Ford Ka was revealed.
Based on a Ford Fiesta platform the Saetta concept featured
a two-seat layout, FWD and a 1.3 litre 4-cylinder engine.
The interior of the Ford Saetta featured striking blue
and silver trim and sharp angles and lines which were
a reflection of the exterior design.