Evo and host Henry Catchpole were thinking of excuses reasons to borrow the bonkers Ford Fiesta R5 rally car for a day or two, when it struck them: the car is street legal. With access to the R5, some of the world's most beautiful driving roads in the English Lake Country nearby, and a handy video crewing hanging around, the plan seemed to write itself.

Based on the resulting video, it was a good plan. Without spoiling the video for you – something we can't really do in text as the best part is listening to the rally car run – Catchpole finds the Fiesta to be sublimely quick and massively satisfying. Even taking the car for a spin on a pseudo rally stage, after leaving the English countryside, does nothing but add to his assessment of the beastly little Ford. Scroll on below to see for yourself, and enjoy the ride.


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      wafflesnfalafel
      • 1 Year Ago
      taking deposits now... very cool toy. http://www.m-sport.co.uk/index.php/motorsport/the-rally-cars/ford-fiesta-r5
      JF GeSchmidtt
      • 1 Year Ago
      Well, that looks fun.
      Bartholomew McFarlan
      what's the engine in this?
        Bucks
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Bartholomew McFarlan
        Heavily worked 1600cc Turbo I believe.
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Bartholomew McFarlan
        [blocked]
      benjamin_braddock
      • 1 Year Ago
      Would love to see a proper Fiesta RS, rather than just an ST. Also, I think AutoBlog means "Lake District" rather than Lake Country.
        • 1 Year Ago
        @benjamin_braddock
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      theautojunkie
      • 1 Year Ago
      ....that's was a real rallye test, on pavement. Not....
      Philip
      • 1 Year Ago
      That was really nice driving. Clean lines.