2011 Ford Fiesta WRC review and pictures

Posted on Friday, 1 October 2010 , 13:10:22 byAngela

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Ford Fiesta WRC

Fiesta RS World Rally Car, made its first global public appearance at the Paris Motor Show and it will also make its competition debut in Rally Sweden, on 10-13 February.
For Paris, the preview model has been specially developed by Ford of Europe`s design team, but for the World Rally Championship, it is being developed by Ford of Europe and its rally partner M-Sport. The Fiesta rally car will boast four-wheel drive transmission and a 1.6-litre turbocharged engine, based on the all-new Ford EcoBoost engine family, to comply with new regulations.
The new Ford EcoBoost engine family features direct petrol injection and turbocharging to maximise performance and efficiency and specialist engineers from Ford and M-Sport have co-operated closely in the development of this 1.6-litre engine, with highly-respected French tuner Pipo Moteur bringing additional expertise to the power plant. The Fiesta RS WRC will replace the record-breaking Focus RS WRC as Ford's championship challenger, which won back-to-back manufacturers' world titles in 2006 and 2007.
Fiesta, Ford's truly global car, is the No 2 best-selling car across Europe, establishing itself as a serious contender in a range of global motorsport activities.
Gerard Quinn speakes that the whole team is looking forward to debut the official car in the World Rally Championship next year.