Ford to pull plug on Fiesta RS

Ford to pull plug on Fiesta RS

Ford Fiesta RS

Hot hatch fans worldwide are worried as rumours have begun circulating about the possible incompletion of the Ford Fiesta RS.

An article, sourced by an interview of Jost Captio of Ford’s Team RS in a UK motoring magazine indicates that the Blue Oval is shelving the car before it’s even been built. The reasons are of a typical nature; it’s expensive, times are tough, and there’s no business case for it.

Fortunately, there’s no official confirmation of the talk yet, so there’s still a flicker of hope that the little car will just be delayed, not completely assassinated. If it is built, expect to see it sometime after 2010, sporting something in the neighborhood of 200hp (149kW) from a 2.0L turbo four-cylinder motor.

Even if the Fiesta RS is canceled, there’s still the factory-performance Mountune version and the Fiesta Zetec S ‘performance’ hatch it’s based on as well, so all is not lost.

Ford Fiesta RS

Hot hatch fans worldwide are worried as rumours have begun circulating about the possible incompletion of the Ford Fiesta RS.

An article, sourced by an interview of Jost Captio of Ford’s Team RS in a UK motoring magazine indicates that the Blue Oval is shelving the car before it’s even been built. The reasons are of a typical nature; it’s expensive, times are tough, and there’s no business case for it.

Fortunately, there’s no official confirmation of the talk yet, so there’s still a flicker of hope that the little car will just be delayed, not completely assassinated. If it is built, expect to see it sometime after 2010, sporting something in the neighborhood of 200hp (149kW) from a 2.0L turbo four-cylinder motor.

Even if the Fiesta RS is canceled, there’s still the factory-performance Mountune version and the Fiesta Zetec S ‘performance’ hatch it’s based on as well, so all is not lost.

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