Fiesta owners who lust for the thrills of Gymkhana and rally racing can get their groove on with Ford Racing's Fiesta R2 rally package. Send Ken Block running for cover with this all-inclusive parts package that's ready to compete on the roads of RallyCar's Rally America National Championship. The package is now available for order through Team O'Neil Motorsports, a division of Team O'Neil Rally School in New Hampshire.
Developed by M-Sport, Ford's WRC associate since 1997, the kit will convert a production Fiesta to rally specification. Included in the package are engine parts that will increase the performance of the 1.6-liter Ti-VCT 4-cylinder engine: pistons, rods, camshafts, valvesprings, injectors, airbox, air filter and a sump baffle kit. The performance enhancements deliver 168 hp and 134 ft-lbs of torque, a 40 percent increase in horsepower over the production Fiesta.
The Stage 1 kit will include parts designed for the rigors of rallying, including a rollcage, ball joints, engine performance upgrades, dampers and a limited-slip differential. The package will offer competitors a lower-cost entry point to take a Fiesta rallying.
Other higher-end upgrades offered in the package include a 5-speed Sadev sequential gearbox, Reiger adjustable dampers with Eibach springs and ventilated disc brakes with AP Racing four-piston competition calipers.