Ford Unveils Fiesta R2 Rally Car at Geneva
Ford publicly unveiled its new Focus RS for the first time at the Geneva Motor Show this week, but it wasn’t content to stop there with performance-minded reveals. The company also provided the world with its first look at the all-new Fiesta R2 Rally Car, which is built to FIA specifications and prepared for rallying action in WRC.
“Ford is delighted to have been a part of this innovative and world-leading project alongside our rally partners M-Sport,” said Gerard Quinn, head of racing for Ford Performance in Europe. “The launch of the 1.0-liter Ford Fiesta R2 now means that drivers can experience EcoBoost technology on track and rally stage from a very early age.”
The Fiesta R2 Rally Car is powered by the 1.0-liter three-cylinder EcoBoost, making it the first 1.0-liter direct injection vehicle to be homologated by the FIA. The R2 Rally Car also sports race-ready transmission, brakes, and suspension.
“The combination of this remarkable 1.0-litre engine and chassis dynamics will continue to give the Fiesta R2 a winning edge in the FIA R2 rally category,” Quinn added. “The car sounds amazing, recalling powerful cars from the golden years of Group B rallying.”