The new Ford Fiesta S2000 rally car has been unveiled at a launch ceremony at M-Sport’s Cumbrian base in the UK
Nine months in the making, the Fiesta S2000, M-Sport and Ford’s first global rally car, will be eligible to compete in national rally championships around the world as well as the IRC and S2000 World Cup. It will make its public debut this weekend, appearing as course car at the Rally of Scotland.
The Fiesta S2000 has already completed nearly 3000kms of testing both in the UK and Europe and that testing programme will continue into the start of the next year.
The new rally car was presented by M-Sport managing director Malcolm Wilson. Gerard Quinn, Ford of Europe’s Senior Motorsport Manager was present as a special Ford guest during the S2000 launch.
The Fiesta S2000 is the latest in a long line of rally cars produced as a result of the successful partnership between M-Sport and Ford, starting with the Escort Cosworth in the 1990s and moving on to the record breaking Ford Focus RS WRC and Ford Fiesta ST.
Guests at the unveiling were given an opportunity to get a close-up look at the new car, which has been designed by M-Sport’s award-winning technical director Christian Loriaux and his team led by Chief Designer Anthony Brinkman and Test Engineer Chris Gray.