Citroen unveiled their new model to replace their world championship machine and another to follow suit is Ford where they rolled out the Ford Fiesta RS WRC at the show. Set to mount a challenge to Citroen’s Sebastien Loeb who holds the title, Ford showed what they have with their new Fiesta which is developed based on the Fiesta S2000 that was used in the IRC.

This is where you get the 300 horsepower 1.6 liter turbocharged Ecoboost engine which was developed by Ford, M-Sport and Pipo Moteur, a French based company. They will be putting this new model to the test this week where their drivers Jari-Matti Latvala and Mikko Hirvonen will get to try it out first hand.

Looking at the images, you will like the new blue and grey livery compliments of the European design team who also worked on the body work and the aerodynamics of this contender. The final configuration has yet to be finalized, the appearance will most likely remain and the gist of the specifications too. One thing for sure, in line with the new products from Ford these days, the EcoBoost engine is where you get superior performance and efficiency of its direct petrol injection system with the turbocharging powers.

According to the Europe Motorsport chief of Ford, Gerard Quinn, they are happy to show off what they have at the current show which have undergo several changes from the previous model and that the biggest change would be the engine fitted into this car. Ford is one of the other manufacturers who have had a good record at the WRC where they won the manufacturers’ titles in 2006 and 2007 and their latest in New Zealand meant that they have accumulated 75 titles in the WRC which means they are most successful brand in the history of the sport. For now, just feast your eyes on these nice looking designs.

 

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