Ford’s new challenger for the 2011 FIA World Rally Championship, the new Fiesta RS World Rally Car made its first global public appearance at the Paris Motor Show.
13. February – The Fiesta RS WRC will be premiered in competition Swedish Rally, the opening of the 2011 FIA World Rally Championship, the 10 . Make
For Paris, the preview model in a striking blue and gray livery, designed specially for the show of Ford of Europe design team has developed over. The new World Rally Car, the best-selling car Fiesta street derives developed by Ford of Europe and its partner M-Sport Rally.
Used as the basis of the Ford Fiesta S2000 rally car, the legendary Rallye Monte Carlo on his debut last January and other international and national rallies in 2010 won the Ford of Europe design team and M-Sport have worked together to fine-tune the styling of the to create body and aero package of the new Fiesta an exciting replacement for the outgoing Focus RS WRC.
Although no detailed changes may be made as the Fiesta RS WRC car, the development program will continue through the balance is pre-season tests this year and timely specialized to the start of the team, the final car will share the striking appearance and celebrated ‘kinetic design’ elements of style synonymous with the latest road Ford vehicles. The interior is also now available as Fiesta RS WRC rally car, as it contains a number of production parts.
The Fiesta RS WRC competition car is part of a new era for the World Cup. The Fiesta rally car will be equal to boast all-wheel drive transmission and a 1.6-liter turbo engine, the new Ford EcoBoost engine family based, with new rules.
The new Ford EcoBoost engine family features gasoline direct injection and turbocharging to maximize the performance and efficiency. “The introduction of the latest engine-Ford technology to its rally program further strengthens our commitment to motor sport. It also demonstrates our continued support for affordable competition from an off-the-shelf production engine on which our WRC power base,” said Mike Norton, the European motorsport manager have Ford engineers at Ford and M-Sport worked together closely in developing this 1.6-liter engine, bringing with prestigious French tuner Pipo Moteur additional know-how to the power plant.
The Fiesta RS WRC appearance at the Paris Motor Show, the car is the first major test program with the full 2011 specification engine on gravel roads in Spain next week. The car has almost 3,000 km of testing in the UK and France, which initially driven by the current WRC engine and more recently by a prototype 1.6-liter Ford EcoBoost turbo unit completed.
The test will take the first opportunity for BP Ford Abu Dhabi World Rally Team drivers Mikko Hirvonen and Jarmo Lehtinen and team-mate Jari-Matti Latvala and Miikka Anttila of the new Fiesta RS WRC.
Gerard Quinn, Ford of Europe’s motorsport director has charge of the Ford program to develop throughout 2010 and says. “We are pleased to have a preview of the Ford Fiesta RS WRC in such a prominent Paris Motor Show, as there are significant visual differences from the Fiesta S2000 base car and big changes under the skin. The biggest, of course, is the 1.6-liter Ford EcoBoost turbocharged engine of the original version that was Ford’s Powertrain Engineering team develops. ”
M-Sport managing director and BP Ford Abu Dhabi World Rally team director Malcolm Wilson is just as enthusiastic about the new car.
“This is is an exciting time for all involved in the auto-development,” says Wilson. is “Countless hours in the Fiesta RS WRC gone to reach this point, and this car, the public is presented for the first time a proud moment for us. We are satisfied on the right track with our development and the team with Tests to date. Another important step will be taken in early October, when the car tests in 2011, the full technical specification for the first time.
“We have a test car, under the leadership of our technical director Christian Loriaux. Mikko and Jari-Matti lead our challenge with the new car in the 2011 WRC, so their feedback is from the review of critical importance and will provide valuable data for our engineering team to work with, “added Wilson.
The Fiesta RS WRC is to replace the record-breaking Focus RS WRC Ford Championship challenger. The Focus RS WRC won back-to-back world championship titles manufacturer in 2006 and 2007, and its victory in New Zealand in May was the 75th Blue Oval WRC level, so that Ford’s most successful producers in the world championship history.
Ford has sold more than one million of the hugely successful, the latest generation Fiesta road cars around the world as they went on sale in October 2008. Fiesta, Ford truly global car, the No. 2 best-selling car in Europe.
The latest Fiesta has already proven his skills in motor sport to the test. The International Trophy for Sport Fiesta Fiesta cars R2 is a series of successful support to the FIA World Rally Championship and the Fiesta S2000 rally car is currently with the S-series support within the WRC WRC.
American sports icon Ken Block has advertised a fiesta rally car in the Rally America Championship this season, and the car won gold and silver medals in two Super Rally Car and Rally events at the X Games event in Los Angeles in July.
“The Ford Fiesta has already established itself as a serious contender in a range of global motorsports activities, and we can not wait until our official car of the highly sophisticated world rally championship debut next year,” said Gerard Quinn.
“We worked hard the car is without doubt the best-selling Fiesta road vehicle that is itself a global success story to ensure you. Ford’s design and product development teams have close and effective working with our partners at M-Sport, the enormous know -how to deliver the key not only a competitive rally car, but also a car that is stylish and seen a Ford Fiesta, “he added.