In the shadows of all the auto shows going on around the world, Ford took to the Autosport International Racing Car Show in Birmingham, England to unveil the 2012 Ford Fiesta WRC Rally Car dressed in its new livery.

Heading into its sophomore season in the WRC, the Fiesta is looking to build on the surprising success it had last year when it won the season-opening and season-ending races as the successor to the Ford Focus WRC.

Just like last year, the Fiesta RS Rally Car comes with a 1.6-liter Ford Ecoboost turbo engine and has been designed with the Blue Oval’s acclaimed ’kinetic design’ styling language. The car was prepared for rally-spec use by Ford’s long-time partner M-Sport and as has been the case for years now, Castrol remains the team’s primary sponsor.

The Fiesta RS’ surprising showing at the 2011 WRC season has given the team high hopes for a better showing this year. If for nothing else, the team should give perennial title-holder, Citroen, a serious run for its money.


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  (397) posted on 02.10.2012

Wow! It has many color combination making it more pleasant to look at. This has more stickers and

  (530) posted on 02.6.2012

The concept is quite impressive and looks like a toy car. I like the steering wheels of it.The design of this model is very fantastic and unique at it’s best.

  (530) posted on 01.30.2012

This is a rally car I used to know. It looks like a toy car. What could be the interior of this Ford?

  (472) posted on 01.26.2012

The car looks more of a toy. Did anyone noticed that? It’s surprising that this car does exist. Great on the garage, for rally also.

  (445) posted on 01.25.2012

It looks like my toy when I was a child. I can’t believe that this car do exist. It’s quite good to have that car but my only concern was the speed and its acceleration.

  (428) posted on 01.20.2012

Wow! I love the dazzling personality of this Fiesta RS WRC. From the hood to its bumper, all is complimented as one. Furthermore, I am thinking about its interior looks, do you think its spacious?

  (441) posted on 01.19.2012

Castrol, M-Sport and Ford really had a great invention on this WRC Fiesta. The design is oozing with cool design that is perfectly matched on this car. I can imagine myself with a helmet on my arm leaning against this car. smiley

  (224) posted on 01.18.2012

Yeah! The design model is quite awesome and its like a toy car. The wheels are very striking on its white color. Truly Ford’s concept that brings them into a more fascinating one.

  (595) posted on 01.18.2012

Its "kinetic design" is truly fitted for this car! I love every details on it and it doesn’t look over-dressed on that. To be honest, it looks like
a toy car to me. smiley

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