Is an extra-tweaked performance RS variant of the Ford Fiesta, even hotter than the existing ST, coming soon? Hard to say. Too hard to say, really, but that’s not about to stop the Internet from talking about it.
The World Rally Championship kicks off this weekend and every team has been out testing on the freezing roads around Monte Carlo. We have our eyes on Jari-Matti Latvala in a factory Ford Fiesta RS, so watch him tear through the scenery in beautiful high-def.
Ford is losing a lot for the 2012 rally season. Their lead driver Mikko Hirvonen is defecting to archrival Citroën and Ford's longtime sponsor, Abu Dhabi, is leaving, too. At least Ford has a pretty new paintjob for its WRC Fiesta, courtesy of Castrol Oil.
Here's Ford's all-new Fiesta RS World Rally Car livery that will adorn the car in the FIA World Rally Championship.
Tipster Martin pointed us in the direction of the Dutch version of Autoweek, who have stated the Ford Fiesta RS has been approved for production. The car would of course be based on the 2009 Ford Fiesta and will be getting a turbocharged 1.6 liter four good for a speculated 200 HP. Making things even more interesting…