Mud and thunder: Fiesta S2000
TG drives the Ford Fiesta S2000, the lean but lairy future of rallying
Posted: 08 Dec 2010
Rallying will almost certainly become more competitive again. It's difficult not to admire Loeb and Citroen for their utter dominance of the WRC, but Ford is the only other car maker competing, so something needs to be done to take rallying back to its glory days, and cars like this S2000 Fiesta are the answer.
Each S2000 car will be capped at £250,000, which is hugely expensive by most standards, but much cheaper than a £750,000 Focus WRC car, so hopefully more manufacturers will come back. Ford has built the Fiesta; Skoda, Peugeot and Proton have all got cars; and Citroen and Mini are looking into it too.