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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, cars have been developed and run by Ford’s former rally partner, British-based preparation firm M-Sport.

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 Sequential shift, six forward gears and one reverse
Differentials Mechanical front and rear
Clutch M-Sport / AP Racing twin disc
Suspension MacPherson struts with adjustable dampers
Steering Power-assisted rack and pinion
Brakes Brembo ventilated discs and four-piston calipers all round.
Disc diameter 300mm on gravel, 355mm on tarmac
Wheels 8 x 18 inch for tarmac, 7 x 15 inch for gravel
Length 3.963 mm
Width 1.820 mm
Wheel base 2.480 mm
Weight FIA regulation 1,200 kg minimum (1,360 kg with driver and co-driver)

03 Jan 2014

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