Mud and thunder: Fiesta S2000
TG drives the Ford Fiesta S2000, the lean but lairy future of rallying
Posted: 08 Dec 2010
The mechanics look nervous. And Davy Lindsay, sitting next to me in the passenger seat of this Ford Fiesta S2000 rally car, looks positively petrified. He tightens his belts an extra tweak. It's -2°C outside, there are lots of trees and ditches around, this is a single-track gravel road which I've never seen before and I'm about to be the first journalist in the world to drive this very expensive car, of which there is only one in the world. Oh, and two customers are patiently waiting five miles down the road to have their own test later on this afternoon.
First things first - I need to shut the door. My stumpy arm flails after it until one of the mechanics takes pity and closes it for me, forcing a smile as he does it. A hollow ‘thwank' reverberates around the bare metal cockpit, and I begin to wonder precisely why I'm here.