Ford Fiesta

Ford Fiesta

Back at the 2010 Paris Auto Show, Ford pulled off the sheets on the new Fiesta RS WRC rally car r, which will be competing in the 2011 FIA World Rally Championship.

Now that the season opening race is only days away - Rally Sweden on February 10-13 - Ford officially unveiled the car decked in all its racing livery.

Set to be driven by the Abu Dhabi World Rally Team and its driver line-up of Mikko Hirvonen, Jari-Matti Latvala, and Khalid Al Qassimi, the new Fiesta RS WRC rally car was built by M-Sport and loosely based on the S2000 car that recently took the top step of the podium at the Monte Carlo Rally in 2010.

With a recent triumph under its belt, M-Sport is looking into kicking off the new year on a high note with a lighter yet stronger Fiesta RS WRC that is capable of competing with the big boys of the WRC.

Whether that goal becomes a reality remains to be seen. What we do know is that with the season opening race a few days away, we won’t have to wait too long to find the answer.

Details after the jump

Source: Ford

The new Ford Fiesta may have just been launched recently, but the little hatchback has still had plenty of time to make quite an impression on the American market. That being said, it’s no wonder that The Fiesta was one of the most tuned models at the 2010 SEMA Show . One of the packages offered came in with 3dCarbon, who have designed the perfect car for the sport compact enthusiast.

Their package features a race-inspired styling, which includes 3dCarbon racing stripes, window films, and rear roof spoiler. A four-piece body kit consists of an aggressively sculpted front air dam, aerodynamic side skirts, and a rear lower skirt accented with black trim. All kit components are manufactured in flexible, high-pressure polyurethane and will require prepping, priming, and painting prior to installation.

Painted in green, with two racing stripes and a new set of wheels, the 3d Carbon Fiesta features innovative styling with its dynamic lines that exude eye-catching youthful confidence.

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For those of you who are not in-the-know, SEMA is the Holy Grail of all things modified. Hundreds of thousands of enthusiasts from around the globe flock to Las Vegas every year in search of the latest and greatest trends in the realm of aftermarket modification. Taking center stage this year at the Ford Motor showcase, will be the compact and adorable Fiesta .

Being cute and adorable also means it’s a favorite to modify and is the perfect platform for customers and aftermarket companies looking to express themselves in a fun, unique way. Owners have already begun customizing their Fiestas with graphics and accessories available through Ford , and SEMA takes that customization to the next level. Various Tuners have been working their magic on the little runabout for the past few weeks and will be unveiling them at this year’s SEMA show during November 2nd-5th.

See full story after the jump.

Ford has unveiled today at the Paris Auto Show the new Fiesta RS WRC rally car, that will compete in the 2011 FIA World Rally Championship. Racing debut will be made in Rally Sweden, on 10 - 13 February.

The new Fiesta RS WRC comes with four-wheel drive transmission and a 1.6-liter turbocharged engine. This engine has been developed by Ford and M-Sport in close cooperation to highly-respected French tuner Pipo Moteur.

Until now the car has been put to a 3000 kilometers of testing in Britain and France, powered initially by the current WRC engine and more recently by a prototype 1.6-liter Ford EcoBoost turbo unit. The car gets eye-catching appearance and acclaimed ’kinetic design’ styling cues synonymous with Ford’s latest road vehicles. The interior will also be instantly recognizable as a Fiesta RS WRC rally car as it contains a number of production parts.

Press release after the jump.

It seems that Ford will be bringing forth another ST version to accompany the new Focus ST . This time, Ford is focusing on the smallest hatchback in their line-up. And while everyone is waiting for its official debut at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show, the Fiesta ST has once again been caught testing at Nurburgring.

The future Fiesta ST will feature a wide body kit with aFocus RS -style nose and an angry diffuser. It will be powered by a 1.6-liter turbocharged EcoBoost petrol engine with 200 HP. This will help the car sprint from 0 to 60 mph in six seconds and hit a top speed of 140mph. The ST package will also add lowered suspension, widened front and rear tracks, and two huge exhaust pipes. The interior will get a pair of sporty Recaro seats. Sales will begin in early 2011.

The Ford Fiesta ST will take on models like the RenaultSport Clio 200 and the Volkswagen Polo GTI .

Source: Autoexpress

By way of an Apple iPad – who knew – you can now have the unique opportunity to learn more about the 2011 Ford Fiesta after the Blue Oval recently launched a new interactive sales brochure app for their all-new hatchback. Clearly, we didn’t see this one coming.

Sarcasm aside, the new app allows iPad users to learn more about the Fiesta in a more detailed light compared to what you usually find when visiting a local Ford dealership. Among other things, the app allows you to read up on every pertinent feature of the 2011 Fiesta, including technical specifications, color options, add-ons, connectivity, and even the car’s safety.

Regrettably, the 2011 Ford Fiesta app is only available for the iPad, which means that if you don’t have one, then you’re just out of luck. Then again, you can always just use a computer and look up product information and reviews of the 2011 Fiesta, although where’s the fun in that, right?

Press Release after the jump

Source: Ford

Ken Block has officially announced the Gymkhana 3 that features his latest toy: a 650 hp and 660 lb-ft of torque Ford Fiesta.

Part one of the video is called the The Music Video Infomercial (feat. The Cool Kids). This music video features Ken, his Gymkhana Three 2011 Ford Fiesta, Gymkhana style driving, and the new DC and Ken Block product. The second part was filmed at L’Autodrome de Linas in France. This is a very old track which has survived the World War II.

The Gymkhana and the Gymkhana II, became Internet sensations for the way Block performed a variety of driving styles that incorporated elements of drifting and rally racing all while being produced in such a way that incorporates a unique visual artistry that has catapulted Block to mainstream popularity. Details about the other parts when they will be released!

Ken Block hopes that part three will have at least the same success.

The long-awaited part 2 of Gymkhana 3 is finally here, and boy, is it a doozy. We are happy that Block was able to redeem himself after the slightly disappointing part 1 that was revealed a little over two weeks ago. Now, we can easily say that Ken Block has done it again, and in a good way this time.

The scene for the tire-burning fiesta – no pun intended - was in France at the L’Autodrome de Linas, an oval track famous for being one of the oldest race tracks in the country. Good thing it’s famous for something because Block’s Gymkhana Ford Fiesta sure did a pretty good job laying waste to it.

The video is seven and a half minutes long, which means that you’re going to spend a good chunk of your time watching Block navigate around the L’Autodrome de Linas in his own unique way. Yep, that includes countless burnouts, flame-spewing exhausts, a boatload of drifts, dilapidated tires, and, of course, merchandise plugs at the end.

Turn up the volume, folks and set this on HD – if you can, that is. You’re about to witness a crash course in automotive stunt-driving with professor Ken Block holding track.

Source: DC Shoes

This may be a little weird, but we are going to just go along with it. NASCAR’s Richard Petty and A.J. Allmendinger are joining together with newfound rally legend Ken Block to do a promotion for Ford and their 43 Fiestas competition. Taking the saying, "Can’t we all just get along" very seriously, these three have joined forces to market the contest which will see Ford giving away 43 flat screen TVs, 43 ticket-and-hotel packages to the Ford NASCAR 400 Sprint Cup race, and one specially prepared Ford Fiesta to a lucky winner. And it gets better; if Allmendinger wins the race, Ford will be giving away 43 fiestas to all of the grand prize winners.

Richard "The King" Petty won’t be doing any of the driving because, well, it just wouldn’t be fair to the other two, but he does make a little cameo to no doubt build up interest in the competition. The race is between Allmendinger and Block, who have significantly different driving styles, to say the least. Allmendinger is the driver of the Insignia Best Buy #43 Ford Fusion Ford Fusion and has won many different championships including the Karting Federation Grand National, Barber Dodge Pro, Toyota Toyota Atlantic, and Champ Car Rookie of the Year. Ken Block is the driver of the 43 Ford Fiesta Ford Fiesta driver in the Rally America Championship and he has won five consecutive championships in Rally America’s 100 Acre Woods Rally in Missouri. Block was just recently in the headlines for unveiling his first video of his new free-wheeling joy ride, the Gymkhana III.

Do you guys want to take a guess at who wins? Leave it in the comments section.

We haven’t come across anything this hilariously weird in quite some time, and for that, we have to give props to Film Riot.

As the folks behind some wildly entertaining online videos, Film Riot took it upon themselves to promote the new Ford Fiesta in a three-minute commercial that can best be described as ‘different’. Different in a good way or bad way? Well, that’s up to you to decide. But it is funny, in a funky kind of way. They did find success in belting out the Fiesta’s features in a catchy rhyme so we have to give them credit for that.

In any case, it is interesting to point out that Ford is actually a sponsor of Film Riot so it wouldn’t surprise us if the Blue Oval had something to do with this commercial on top of its own campaign to promote their quirky new hatch.

Hey, anything to get some mileage on the news, right? And if that was their rationale, well, consider the battle won. And if you can get away with calling the new Fiesta "so pimping and so sexy", then that’s an added plus.

Source: Film Riot

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