New Ford Fiesta rally car unveiled

The Ford Fiesta is one of the most popular Ford cars for sale, so popular in-fact that Ford uses it as their official rally car, which has just been unveiled ready to compete during 2012.  The new Ford Fiesta RS world rally car was proudly unveiled by the company's rally team head, Malcolm Wilson at the international racing car show during the weekend.

The car will be taking part in the 2012 FIFA world rally championships this year; now in its fortieth season, the race features thirteen races run throughout the year in countries such as Sweden, New Zealand and Germany.

The motor oil company Castrol have also confirmed their continual sponsorship for 2012, along with many other well respected companies within the automotive industry.

The rally Ford Fiesta is based upon the road-car version of the popular Fiesta model: the four wheel drive, 1.6 litre EcoBoost engine which has seen large popularity around the world since its release.

 

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