• Nov 18, 2009
Ford Fiesta S2000 rally car - click above for high-res image gallery

Ford Motor Company and noted rally masters M-Sport have pulled the veil off their latest collaborative rally machine, the Fiesta S2000. It's their first global rally car, and as such will be able to compete in a whole bevy of international competitions ranging from IRC to the S2000 World Cup to Aatos and Aamu's Finnish Tree Bash. Long story short, going by past history alone, this should be one bruiser of a successful rally car.

Right, so let's talk stats. The Fiesta S2000 comes with a naturally aspirated 1998cc I4 Duratec S2000 engine good for 280 horsepower and 192 lb-ft of twisting torque all the while spinning to an 8,000 rpm redline. That mill gets mated to a permanent all-wheel drive system hooked up to a sequential manual transmission with an AP clutch. Sizable Brembos are at all four corners (and like the wheels, vary in size depending on asphalt or gravel). Ready for the best part? It weighs just 2,640 pounds – and that's with the roll cage. And get this – the Fiesta S2000 is "due for homologation in January 2010." Fake, well-produced "spy video" after the jump, gigantic high-res gallery below.



[Source: FiestaS2000.com via 0-60mag.com]



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      • 5 Years Ago
      I really like.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Like most other people, make an real all wheel drive, 200+ hp, manual version of the Fiesta available to the US public and I'll seriously consider buying one. Till then, this is a FAIL.
        • 5 Years Ago
        To be fair, if Ford doesn't market something similar to this rally car in the US then WRC is going the way of NASCAR (the pro wrestling of the motorsport world).
      • 5 Years Ago
      I hope the last, to-be-reveled US-spec fiesta is the homologation version of this car.
      • 5 Years Ago
      This car looks pretty sick!!
      • 5 Years Ago
      holy flared arches! it looks a bit silly from the front.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Just a bit, yeah.
        • 5 Years Ago
        You guys lacking a little bit in the testosterone department?
      • 5 Years Ago
      Ummm...how did they get 280 hp AND 192 ft-lbs of tq out of 2 liters? Craziness.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Race engines don't need 200k mile durability so they can have a lot higher specific output. And that engine probably costs more than a whole normal Fiesta,
      • 5 Years Ago
      Sounds like an angry bee, which is nice........ yeah.
      • 5 Years Ago
      The next WRC cars will be 1.6L Turbo machines based off S2000 cars like this one. Of course they might have paddle shifters and maybe some other freedoms but it's still an S2000 car.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Homologation rules just say it has to be derived from a street car of which 2500 must have ALREADY been produced in the last year. So the regular Fiesta is the homologation model for this car.

      If they sell a version of the race car, it'll be to privateers, not as a street car.
      • 5 Years Ago
      ya..its sounds like my old 2 stroke RM80 i had back in middle school
        • 5 Years Ago
        I had a CR80 in middle school. Honda FTW!!!! just kidding.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I don't understand - only 280hp and 192 lb-ft? I realize it's only 2,640 lbs, but that's still hardly race car territory.

      Didn't Ford have something with 700+ hp at Pike's Peak this year? I think it was a Focus, but still. Why so little power?
        • 5 Years Ago
        The Fiesta S2000 comes with a naturally aspirated 2.0 I4 Duratec Ford engine without a turbo! The Fiesta Pikes Peak rallycross car is powered by a 2.0 I4 Duratec Ford engine with a turbo! http://www.fordracingparts.com/fiesta/
      • 5 Years Ago
      Very, very cool.

      I think we all know that this has little direct relationship with the production car, but I still think it would be a great promotional car for the US in getting people excited about the new Fiesta... they just have to follow up and offer a performance version of the car eventually.
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