/2011 Ford Fiesta RS WRC

2011 Ford Fiesta RS WRC

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Ford has unveiled its new Fiesta RS World Rally Car at 2011 Autosport International Racing Car Show in Birmingham, and we immediately stopped missing the Focus WRC! This new little beast is powered by Ford’s 1.6-litre turbocharged EcoBoost engine and is based on the Fiesta S2000 rally car.

Granted it’s not as powerful as the monstrous Focus WRC, but this smaller rally car has greater maneuverability and can create some spectacular moments in 2011 WRC season. The new Ford WRC still maintains Castrol and Abu Dhabi as main sponsors.  Testing will continue in Sweden next week ahead of the Fiesta RS WRC’s championship debut in Rally Sweden, the opening round of the series, on 10 – 13 February.

“The preview version of the car we unveiled in September at the 2010 Paris Motor Show was dramatic in its blue and grey livery, developed specifically for the show by Ford of Europe’s design team,” said Quinn.

“But now we have a fully finished car in a really eye-catching new livery plus a new team name, and excitement is building throughout the squad as we prepare for the opening round in Sweden next month.

“Ford’s designers and product development engineers have worked closely and efficiently alongside the expertise of our partners at M-Sport.  The aim was, of course, to produce a car capable of challenging for world championship titles, but one which also reflects the much-admired ‘kinetic design’ styling cues synonymous with Ford’s current road vehicles,” added Quinn.

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