Ford is preparing a new Fiesta RS WRC

June 5, 2015 at 2:47 pm

The truth is it’s not about the new generation model but about the global updating of current rally car.
According to M-Sport boss Malcolm Wilson, apparently the car will remain the same, but his technical part of 80% will be new. Changes will undergo motor, transmission, differentials, electronics, wiring the position of the radiator and the car.

Ford Fiesta RS WRC picture

Ford Fiesta RS WRC pics

As Wilson said: “This is, perhaps, the most ambitious revision of cars in our company’s history. Now the car finishes the regular tests, after which the overall test mileage will exceed 5000 km. Such large-scale test was neither a Ford Focus, or with various modifications rally Fiesta. Our pilots Elfin Evans and Ott Tanak present at all tests and were pleased with the new machine”. Debut of new items will be held in May 21-24, at the stage of WRC in Portugal.

Ford Fiesta RS WRC pics

Ford Fiesta RS WRC image

“Of course with two young pilots need to be realistic. But I believe that the new car will help them to engage in the fight for the podium in the second half of the season. ” – Malcolm added.