Build Your Own Fiesta Rally Car
NOV
02

The Ford performance and specialty car news from the 2010 SEMA show continues. If you love rally racing, here is some news you’re going to love. First, for rally fans looking to imitate what successful Ford rally drivers Mikko Hirvonen, Jari-Matti Latlava and Ken Block have accomplished, a new Fiesta R2 rally package is the place to start. Second, a new Fiesta Sport Trophy Championship will debut in RallyCar’s Rally America Series 2WD class for 2011, designed specifically for competitors who have the Fiesta R2 package installed by Team O’Neil.

Ford Racing Performance Group is bringing the competition-ready package stateside to let enthusiasts turn their five-door Fiesta into a Fiesta R2 that’s ready to compete on the roads of RallyCar’s Rally America National Championship. The package has been available throughout Europe, and it is now available for order through Team O’Neil Motorsports, a division of Team O’Neil Rally School in New Hampshire (you can email them at info@teamoneil.com).

Developed by M-Sport, Ford’s WRC partner since 1997, the kit will convert a production Fiesta to rally specification. Included in the package are engine parts that will increase the performance of the 1.6-liter Ti-VCT four-cylinder engine: pistons, conrods, camshafts, valve springs, injectors, airbox, air filter and a sump baffle kit. The performance enhancements deliver 168 horsepower and 134 lb.-ft. of torque, a 40 percent increase in horsepower over the production Fiesta.

Other upgrades include:

  • Five-speed Sadev sequential gearbox with flat shift gear cut
  • Reiger adjustable dampers with Eibach springs
  • Ventilated disc brakes with AP four-piston competition calipers
  • T45 steel multipoint roll cage

Team O’Neil Motorsports is the official reseller and authorized installer for the R2 kits. Only cars prepared by Team O’Neil will be eligible for the U.S. Fiesta Sport Trophy Championship.

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In addition to the full R2 kit, Ford Racing will also offer a Stage 1 kit based on the R2 package.

The Stage 1 kit will include parts designed for the rigors of rallying, including a roll cage, ball joints, engine performance upgrades, dampers and a limited-slip differential. The package will offer competitors a lower-cost entry point to take a Fiesta rallying.

Enthusiasts who add the R2 package to their Fiesta will have the ability to compete in the Fiesta Sport Trophy Championship in RallyCar’s Rally America National Championship 2WD class in 2011. The winner of the Fiesta Sport Trophy Championship will be awarded a ride in the R2 class in a Fiesta at Wales Rally GB. Additionally, the winner from the class will have the opportunity to compete in the Fiesta SportTrophy International Shootout in Great Britain for a chance to win a year’s residential placement at M-Sport, working with the BP Ford World Rally team.

Click here for more information on Ford Racing Parts.

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1 COMMENTS ON THIS ARTICLE
Tom I would also love to see the 2D Fiesta in USA, that's the only reason I don't have one today!
1 year(s) ago via
Thomas C I agree, that's exactly what Ford should do. Sell the global 3-door Fiesta RS hatch of the ONE FORD. Can I add full-time AWD and EcoBoost 300hp to the mix too? Doesn't need to be standard, but an option maybe? IMO, it's not a real win RS unless it's AWD.
3 year(s) ago via
Peter James I am another guy on the two door bandwagon....show me a cool two door car....not available to the USA customers.
3 year(s) ago via
Spencer COME ON AWD PLEASE!!! This is awesome but AWD would be complete. At least as an option for the stock model. If people don't want an awd fiesta they dont need to get it. Just have it for those of us that do want it. Something to compete against subarus
3 year(s) ago via
Thomas C Really great but I'd rather have an AWD/4WD racing/street-legal pack for the production class. The R2 pack is better than nothing, thanks Ford Racing.
3 year(s) ago via
Chris W. Why is this pictures with a 2-Door Fiesta? We don't get those here. I assume that the roll cage will be modified to fit the US 4-Door version?
3 year(s) ago via
GATOR It'd be nice if the US had a 2 door Fiesta. Just sayin.
3 year(s) ago via
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