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  Ford Fiesta RallyeConcept

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Country of origin:Great Britain
Produced in:2002
Introduced at:2002 Birmingham Motor Show
Source:Company press release
Last updated:Before December 1st, 2004
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Click here to download printer friendly versionFord RallyeConcept has been realised through an intensely close collaboration between Ford RallyeSport, the motorsport experts behind the Puma Super1600 and the Focus WRC rally cars, and Ford Design Europe, the creative team responsible for the new three-door Fiesta on which the RallyeConcept is based.

Ford RallyeConcept's marriage of the motorsport engineer's objective for performance functionality with the eye for detail of the designer has been so effective that Ford has committed to an engineering development programme to bring a Fiesta-based rally car to reality. Aiming for FIA homologation by the summer of 2003, Ford RallyeSport is hoping that it will become Ford's next success story in national and international rallying.

As with the development of any car destined for competition use, the key to its success will be in its performance, but within this framework Bird's team of designers and the Ford RallyeSport team have created a car that is visually stimulating and entirely functional but is still faithful to the design thinking of the production vehicle.

Its development has taken a different path from that of other production-based rally cars, in which performance specialists work to adapt a road car for the rigours of motorsport long after the original designers have finished their work. With a single-minded bent on winning, race teams and rally teams have been known to make modifications that radically change the character of the original car.

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