The M-Sport Fiesta WRC Car Is A Bonkers Pocket Rocket With 380 HP

Reveal

Who needs a new Fiesta ST when there's this?

We were initially bummed to learn that the next Fiesta ST wouldn't be showing its face until 2017. Then we saw the M-Sport Fiesta WRC car and suddenly felt loads better. The new off-road racer is based on the new Fiesta, but that’s about where the similarities end as M-Sport says 95% of the car has been designed from scratch. The new Fiesta features the same 1.6-liter turbo-four as the current ST model but the dial has been turned to 11. M-Sport pushed the engine to new heights, squeezing out 380 horsepower and 332 lb-ft of torque.

Doling out all that power is a sequential six-speed manual transmission. Ford’s official WRC outfit says the sound the car makes is “fantastic” and “has to be heard to be believed.” The noise this Fiesta makes may be awesome but it will have a hard time competing with the body design for the title of coolest feature. That rear wing is absolutely monstrous, as is the diffuser that sits under it. The little pocket rocket appears to be a monster of downforce which will allow whoever is ballsy enough to get behind the wheel to push the little rally racer to its limits on the straights. Should things get out of hand ventilated disc brakes with four-piston monoblock calipers are on hand to pull both driver and co-driver back from the brink.

You Might Also Like
These Are The Most Extreme Lamborghinis Ever Made
These Are The Most Extreme Lamborghinis Ever Made
McGregor Vs. Khabib – Who Has The Better Cars?
McGregor Vs. Khabib – Who Has The Better Cars?

Twists and bumps in the road will also be easier to handle thanks to redesigned MacPherson struts complete with Reiger external reservoir dampers that M-Sport says are fully adjustable in bump and rebound. Rally racing took a big blow when Volkswagen announced that it was pulling its factory-sponsored team out of the series. Cars like the M-Sport Fiesta WRC prove that the show will indeed go on with some incredibly badass cars providing the soundtrack.

Ford Mustang Splits In Half In Illegal Street Race

This is the best example of dumb luck you'll ever see.

The World's Weirdest Wheel Designs

Sometimes the most basic customization tool goes drastically wrong...

Jaguar XE 300 Sport And XE SV Project 8 Create Modern Art

Two vastly different sports sedans that share a common thread.

LEAKED: Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Revealed At Private Event

This is the first pic we have seen of the supercharged range-topper

All-New Revolutionary Mazda3 Teased Ahead Of LA Reveal

Along with its game-changing sparkless ignition engine.

WatchThe Extraordinary Nissan GT-R50 Being Built By Hand

It’s all about bending sheet metal the old-fashioned way.

Here's How Aerodynamics Make The Lamborghini Aventador SVJ So Much Faster

Take a behind the scenes look at this amazing system.

Fake Lamborghini Murcielago SV Reverse-Engineered By Iran

The Chinese couldn’t have done it better.

Hennessey Trackhawk Is World's Quickest SUV

That's what a thousand horsepower will do for ya.