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Ford Fiesta RS WRC

The Ford Fiesta RS was launched in 2011 to comply with new FIA technical regulations. It delivered a 1-2-3 result on its first event (Sweden) and went on to take 13 podiums in its debut season. After Ford’s WRC withdrawal at the end of the 2012 season, British-based preparation firm M-Sport has been solely responsible for developing and running the cars.

Engine type In-line four cylinder, 1.6 litre, turbocharged
Bore/stroke 83.0 mm / 73.9 mm
Power (max) 300 hp (223 kW) at 6,000 rpm
Torque (max) 450 Nm at 4,000 rpm
Transmission type Four-wheel drive
Gearbox X-Trac sequential shift, six forward gears and one reverse
Differentials Mechanical front and rear
Clutch M-Sport / AP Racing twin disc
Suspension MacPherson struts with Reiger adjustable dampers
Steering Power-assisted rack and pinion
Brakes Brembo ventilated discs and four-piston calipers all round. Front disc diameter 355mm (tarmac) 300mm (gravel). Rear diameter 300mm.
Wheels 8 x 18 inch for tarmac, 7 x 15 inch for gravel
Length 3.963 mm
Width 1.820 mm
Wheelbase 2.480 mm
Weight FIA regulation 1,200 kg minimum (1,360 kg with driver and co-driver)

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