As Ford continues its cheerleading effort to help bring the 2014 Summer X Games to its hometown of Detroit, MI, it has released footage of its 2014 Fiesta ST Rallycross car on location at some of the city's well-known landmarks. This video appears to have been shot around the same time as the previous X Games Detroit video was made, but it focuses 100-percent on rally car action.

With Ford Racing driver Andreas Eriksson behind the wheel, this Fiesta ST lays down some serious rubber atop Detroit's Cobo Hall parking structure, at Belle Isle and around the Michigan Central Depot. Detroit isn't alone in the bid for a three-year X Games contract as Chicago, Austin and Charlotte are also hoping to play host. The winning host city is expected to be announced this summer. Scroll down for Ford's two-minute video showing the Fiesta ST Rallycrossing through the Motor City.
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FORD RACING TESTS OLSBERGS MSE FORD FIESTA ST RALLYCROSS RACE CAR IN DETROIT

Detroit, Mich., June 26, 2013 – Recently, ESPN announced Detroit, Michigan as one of four final cities still in the running as the host for X Games 2014-2016 and, with that, the Detroit bid team took the campaign to the next level releasing a campaign video that demonstrated X Games sports in the context of Detroit.

After Ford Racing received a call from the team campaigning the X Games Detroit bid, OlsbersMSE (OMSE) Team Principal Andreas Eriksson agreed to test the newly-built Ford Fiesta ST rallycross race car in Detroit for the bid team to film. Lead by Eriksson, OMSE has helped secure Ford two consecutive Global Rallycross Manufacturers' Championships and Ford Racing was thrilled to have him test the new race car in the streets of Detroit.

With locations like the parking lot of Cobo Hall, which overlooks the Detroit skyline, and the historic Detroit Train Station and Belle Isle Park, the OMSE Ford Fiesta ST rallycross race car was able to test around some of the most iconic buildings and landmarks in the city. A professional driver, closed roads and a Ford Fiesta ST rallycross race car on a random Saturday proved to be an epic day. Thanks to the X Games Detroit bid team, Ford Racing is now thrilled to release a compilation of highlights.

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        k_m94
        • 1 Year Ago
        But but but...it gets 40mpg and zero lag makes 500awhp and I can drive like a Fast&Furious idiot even in shitty weather! That's 250hp/liter, this is why all non turbo non 4 cylinder engines are garbage, Ford's massive v8 only gets 80hp/liter so the Evo is the best car in the world unless Ford lets me buy a street legal 300hp AWD Fiesta race car for $30k.
        AcidTonic
        • 1 Year Ago
        You want a picture of todays newspaper in front of my 2012 Evo X? Jerk.
          • 1 Year Ago
          @AcidTonic
          [blocked]
      Mikespeed95
      • 1 Year Ago
      I live in Texas, and still think X Games Detroit is just the right thing to do. Austin would be cool, but Detroits abandoned cityscape allows you to do things that you simply can't do in one of the fastest growing metro areas in the country. Really hoping Detroit earns this one, I'd go!
      Chris
      • 1 Year Ago
      I really hope that Detroit gets it. Not only is it the "Motor City", but it can use an event like this a lot more than cities such as Charlotte and Austin can. Given a lot of the abandoned areas within the city, it seems like it would be a little easier logistically than in most other cities.
      AcidTonic
      • 1 Year Ago
      Amusing that the only Rally cars which mere mortals can buy are both imports. Big 3 lovers hate on said rally cars. (Camaro/Mustang > Rally car) Big 3 still won't even give us an AWD competitor, but now they want to host a Rallycross event! Doesn't that go against essentially their entire customer base? Small engine hating, AWD hating, V8 loving domestic owners?
        the.fog
        • 1 Year Ago
        @AcidTonic
        So many stupid thoughts in this post.... Not sure where to start.
        Dean Hammond
        • 1 Year Ago
        @AcidTonic
        you forgot to add something about the EVOs market share Acid......perhaps, just perhaps, thats why that segement hasnt been adressed...if you could make a valid business case for the investment, they most probably would....THERES your answer....
          AcidTonic
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Dean Hammond
          here/hear... Still missing that edit feature.
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        @AcidTonic
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        @AcidTonic
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      m_2012
      • 1 Year Ago
      Detroit has plenty of beat up roads in abandoned areas to run a rally. Gymkhana, rally, drive-by's - whatever you want. You even get extra points by not being carjacked.
      RGT881
      • 1 Year Ago
      I live in Metro Detroit area, but I am in downtown quite frequently, and I tell you, the city is absolutely booming with life during the day. I see plenty of young, clean professionals walking around getting coffee, relaxing and just enjoying the urban life. Of course credit goes to Dan Gilbert and whole Quicken Loans organization, not to mention Roger Penske, Ford family, Mike Illitch and rest of the influential Detroiters. So to select Detroit as a host city for X-Games would be a no-brainer because of eccentric nature of X-Games and the different new diverse vibe of Detroit. It's funny; I don't have a degree in marketing or communication, but I feel like what I put above is a heck of a PR post!
        • 1 Year Ago
        @RGT881
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        twofingersneak
        • 1 Year Ago
        @RGT881
        if i could upvote this twice i f'n would.
        the.fog
        • 1 Year Ago
        @RGT881
        Agreed! I visited Detroit for Orion last month. Very cool to see so many people taking pride in such a historic city! My hat's off to you guys. I'm a Charlottean, we're competing for the X Games as well, but I hope you guys get it.
        m_2012
        • 1 Year Ago
        @RGT881
        This Detroit? I guess we can just forget the $2.5 billion too? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V4QHJ3Ho4QQ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1hhJ_49leBw http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LTQFtNLvcl8 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YhvH_7kJTdc http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gRwJQXCyE38 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDoUpXNmcZA
      Brodz
      • 1 Year Ago
      Ford, don't call it a Fiesta ST unless I can buy one just like it from a dealership.
        m_2012
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Brodz
        What about every other form of racing that does the same thing? NASCAR is a blatant example; there is not a single OEM piece on any car. Or Funny Cars? It is a Fiesta ST modified for this form of racing, you could do the same thing after buying the car.
      Luis Vendrell Dumeng
      Lol. One of the motown thugs are going jack them a Rally Car. Hahaha.
        Chris
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Luis Vendrell Dumeng
        Not unless they want to be roadkill... It would either be that or a few months in the Gray Bar Resort because it would be pretty hard to get away when there's people, security forces, and cameras everywhere.
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Luis Vendrell Dumeng
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      sp33dklz
      • 1 Year Ago
      Good lord Detroit is still stuch a big pile of crap. Who in their right mind would want to live there?
      Snark
      • 1 Year Ago
      Well, you certainly need a rally suspension to get around most of Detroit's roads....
        RGT881
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Snark
        Also, a false statement.
          RGT881
          • 1 Year Ago
          @RGT881
          Downtown Detroit is fine, it's the outskits of the city, which aren't so good. But same can be said for any other metropolitan area in the US.
          twofingersneak
          • 1 Year Ago
          @RGT881
          dude, take a drive across 94 or pretty much any of the major N/S and E/W roads. I lived up in Troy/Roch Hills for about 12 years, and I have a considerable amount of love for the city pretty much all of SE MI, but c'mon man - at least live in reality a little. our roads up there are ****.
          the.fog
          • 1 Year Ago
          @RGT881
          Knightsbore: FALSE.
          ATX 4 Life
          • 1 Year Ago
          @RGT881
          Hey RGT881: Obviously you have a boner for Detroit, only if the rest of us had wood like you...only if
          m_2012
          • 1 Year Ago
          @RGT881
          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V4QHJ3Ho4QQ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1hhJ_49leBw http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LTQFtNLvcl8 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YhvH_7kJTdc http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gRwJQXCyE38 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDoUpXNmcZA False.
          m_2012
          • 1 Year Ago
          @RGT881
          Could do this all day. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=miIZH6Tt7Hk http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JhwGHZ8lFO8 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jpNSrW6PAeI
          RGT881
          • 1 Year Ago
          @RGT881
          Facts and details are not your forte...otherwise I congratulate you for a well thought-out and an intelligent comment.
          Knightsbore
          • 1 Year Ago
          @RGT881
          Considering all you offer as an argument is "false", you are also not providing an intelligent argument and just sound like the stubborn mule in family guy http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fqs9DYisSsg
      ATX 4 Life
      • 1 Year Ago
      I live in Austin, if it comes here great but come on I can't believe it's up for debate where this is going to be. All ESPN is doing is getting people buzzing about the X Games by pitting four cities against each other. Have you all not noticed the major sponsor of the X Games? Yeah, Ford so 99.9% sure it's going to Detroit. If ESPN entertained the idea of REALLY taking it to somewhere else "goodbye" title sponsorship and hope someone else steps up. In a time like this, they will go where Ford wants. Congrats Detroit.
        m_2012
        • 1 Year Ago
        @ATX 4 Life
        I believe you to be right on point. It is almost a given when Ford signed on and wrote the check, they picked the venue. This is just commercials and PR. The other three cities probably haven't even been asked.
      Justin Shaw
      • 1 Year Ago
      Id like to see a tuned Aveo or Cruze do anything half as remarkable
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