Up and coming World Rally Championship driver Hayden Paddon rolled his Hyundai off the Ponte de Lima stage of this weekend’s Rally Portugal, starting a fire in the dry brush past the road. Ford Fiesta driver Ott Tänak rolled minutes later at the same spot.
‘One owner, only driven on weekends’ has never been more amazingly misleading.
Nobody can shut up about how awesome the new AWD, 350 hp “Drift Mode” Ford Focus RS is, including us. Ford probably thinks that’s great because it’s the only hyper-hatch the brand plans on making, as it has now been all but confirmed that there are zero plans for a Fiesta RS.
Even front-wheel drive Fiestas go sideways on dirt. Here’s what happens with AWD and a pro WRC driver.
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Poor Elfyn Evans didn’t have the best time at Rally de Portugal. First, his M-Sport Ford Fiesta RS WRC experienced throttle problems which plagued him all throughout Day 1. Then his car just gave up the ghost on SS8, and guess what? That ghost was a fire spirit.
Crashing is bad enough. Rolling down a hill into a lake is probably the worst case scenario, ever. Here's the onboard footage from the crash where driver Ott Tänak and codriver Raigo Mōldar plowed nose-forward off the track and rolled into a reservoir during the World Rally Championship's Rally Mexico.
Rally Mexico has not gotten off to a good start. Ford's WRC team lost contact for 17 minutes with their crew after Estonian driver Ott Tänak rolled off the road into a lake.
The Col de Turini is one of the most famous stretches of road in the world, curling along the Alps close to the French/Italian border. Watch this video and you'll understand why it's so well known.
Estonian Ott Tänak was absolutely hounding has way through the Rallye Monte Carlo over the weekend until he slid his Festa WRC car of the road and down the side of a mountain. Luckily, the entire French nation showed up to push him back into the race.
You can't really drift a front-drive car on pavement. On ice, though? No problem for a rally driver.
Slow car fast. It's a mantra of the car enthusiast that we hear constantly. What's more fun than being on the limit and not actually breaking any laws? But what's the best: The fastest or pretty much the slowest Ford Fiesta?
The Ford Fiesta, even with the 1.0-liter three cylinder, isn't the perfect car for everything. For instance, there are times when a Jeep would be better.
Former F1 driver Robert Kubica crashed his way out of Rally France this past weekend, but not before setting the fastest time out of anyone in the event on Special Stage 15. It appears Special Stage 15 takes place in a Grimm fairy tale.
[British sprinter Marcia Richardson practices in 1993 by running behind a Ford Fiesta. This does not look safe. Photo Credit: Getty]
Because Ford Fiesta pickup trucks are better than you might think.
Have you ever been driving a hot hatch and asked yourself — I wish my car was smaller, and had fewer seats, but also a pickup bed? Ford built a car just for you!
I just... I can't believe this isn't sped up.
Many people call cheap cars 'economy cars,' and that's understandable. But it's wrong.