May 032012

Many consumers see the Ford Fiesta as primarily an economy car. It’s a starter car, the type that you would get as a first car out of college. Why not. It is sporty. Looks chic in red. And gets great gas mileage. According to Edmunds review of the 2012 Ford Fiesta, this 4-cylinder, economy car can get up to 29 mpg in the city and 38 on the highway. It’s a very ordinary, non-flashy car, so to speak.

But in the world rally cars, however, the Ford Fiesta is a beast. A special version of this car called the Ford Fiesta RS WRC debutted in 2011 for rally car racing in competitions all over the world.

Ford Fiesta WRC

The RS WRC is powered by a 16-valve turbocharged 4-cylinder Ford EcoBoost engine 1.6 L with turbocharged. With 6-speed sequential manual transmission, the Ford World Rally Team had already won various competitions with the Fiesta RS WRC including, recently, 46ยบ Rally de Portuga and 60th Uddeholm Swedish Rally.