The machine is prepared for the requirements of a relatively democratic class R2.
Hatchback Ford Fiesta has got the R2 version, prepared specially for the rally. The peredneprivodnikom created by the British Atelier M-Sport, which for twenty years has partnered with Ford.
The machine is prepared for the requirements of a relatively democratic class R2 – exterior, suspension and motor is made on the basis of serial components. This category is intended for front-wheel drive cars with a 1600-kupovini “atmosfernyi” turbo engine or smaller volume. But under the new rules, homologation can be obtained only with the supercharged engine from 927 to 1067 “cubes”.
Although serial Fiesta new generation has much in common with its predecessor, the Fiesta R2 rally differs from machines of the last generation in almost everything: in fact, retained only the basic configuration of the motor.
The three-cylinder turbo engine with a displacement of 999 cubic centimeters, suffering from a lack of reliability, got a new “stuffing”: its capacity increased from 180 to 200 horsepower, and torque from 250 to 290 Nm. Control unit motor – special racing Life Racing L88. Turbojam are supposed to eliminate system antilag with three programmes of work. The gearbox is also new: it is a five-speed “Cam” of the French firm Sadev with three kinds of blocking of differential (each adjustable).
The configuration of the safety cage new, changed, and planting crew – the pilot’s seat for the sake of safety and better weight distribution shifted back. To the suspension of the former “Fiesta” racers had complaints: not enough adjustment, and the rear stabilizer was not at all. The new car received the shock absorbers Reiger three-way adjustable in front and two behind, and is still adjustable stabilizer.
Used Alcon brakes AP Racing with ventilated discs with a diameter of 310 mm in the asphalt specification or 285 mm in the gravel, and solid with a diameter of 280 mm at the rear.