New Ford Fiesta RS To Come With 175HP?
Is known that Fiesta will enter WRC next season, and it seems that with the occasion Ford is planning to introduce the RS version of their subcompact model. Ford Fiesta RS is set do develop 175 HP.
Ford Focus RS’ exit from WRC and the adoption of the lower segment model, Fiesta, in the World Rally Championship, determined the Ford officials to seriously think at the possibility of launching a performance version of Fiesta. Of course, the new version will borrow the RS acronym from its bigger brother, Ford Focus RS.
“We would love a high-performance Fiesta. We’re looking at al opportunities (the WRC car can bring),” said David Katic, Marketing Manager of the Australian Division of Ford.
According to the first informations available about the next Ford Fiesta RS, the car will feature a 1.6-liter turbocharged engine that will develop somewhere around 175 HP, allowing the Ford subcompact performance model to hit 60 mph in less than six seconds. The main rivals on the market of Ford Fiesta RS will be the sporty subcompact models like Opel Corsa OPC, Renault Clio RS or Abarth Punto Evo.