All-New Ford RS World Rally Car Debut

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The covers of the 2011-specification Fiesta RS World Rally Car were lifted recently at the Autosport International Racing Car Show in Birmingham, England. The reveal includes a look at the new color scheme that will adorn the vehicle in the FIA World Rally Championship. The company has also confirmed that the racing team will compete under the name Ford Abu Dhabi World Rally Team.

The car was initially previewed and unveiling in September at the 2010 Paris Motor Show, but in that unveiling the car was in blue and grey colors, and developed specifically for the show by Ford of Europe's design team. The new racing model is set to replace the Focus as the firm's World Rally Championship challenger. The Fiesta WRC is equipped with a four-wheel drive transmission and a 1.6-liter turbocharged engine. The Fiesta RS WRC will debut in Rally Sweden in February.

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