First view: Fiesta’s
These are the first pictures of the facelifted Fiesta RS WRC that M-Sport World Rally Team drivers Mikko Hirvonen and Elfyn Evans will use at Rally Finland next week.
The car has new front-end styling, bringing it in line with the latest Ford Fiesta ST road car on which it is based.
The changes are chiefly cosmetic and are limited to a new front bumper and bonnet, plus modifications to the sump guard and ducting for the radiator and intercooler.
While the changes will not provide a performance advantage, they underline the bond between M-Sport and Ford.
M-Sport boss Malcolm Wilson said: “We continue to enjoy a strong working relationship with the Ford Motor Company and their technical support has been invaluable in the creation of our award-winning range of Ford Fiesta rally cars.
"We’ve been keen to see the new-look Fiesta RS WRC on the stages for some time now and I am happy to announce that that time has come.”
M-Sport’s R5 version of the Fiesta has used the new-look nose since it was introduced at Rally Finland in 2013.
Hirvonen and the Fiesta RS
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