Ford Launches a 2014 Fiesta ST Race Car at the 2013 Chicago Auto Show

February 14, 2013 9:00:32 AM PST
Ford Motor Company introduced the 2014 Fiesta ST Race Car during the 2013 Chicago Auto Show Media Preview. Designed as the racing companion to the Fiesta ST production car, the ST Race Car will compete in the Global RallyCross Championship.

As Ford's Blue Oval certified officials like to say about the Fiesta ST, "it's a race car built for the street." Ford teamed up with OlsbergsMSE to produce the 2014 Fiesta Global RallyCross Championship Race Car. The RallyCross competitor gets an upgrade from the street machine with a 2.0-liter twin-cam Duratech four, Magnaflow exhaust and a deluxe Garrett turbo offering 550-plus hp. Ford claims it will reach 0-60 mph in 2.0 seconds.

"With great drivers and teams, and now a formal manufacturer partnership with OlsbergsMSE, Ford Racing's commitment to Global RallyCross is quickly growing," said Jamie Allison, director, Ford Racing. We're excited about the debut of the Fiesta ST GRC car, and it will be fantastic to see Ford's global performance car compete in four countries around the world this season."

Another addition to the Ford Racing team is the 2013 Focus TrackSTer. Ken Block, Fifteen52 and the Ford design team built the Focus ST for the everyday driver. New features in the TrackSTer include a short-throw shifter, performance exhaust, front brakes with St-R four-piston calipers, racing steering wheel and aluminum pedals. Altering the exterior model is an all-new front fascia, rear fascia diffuser, vented hood, rear spoiler and rally-style wheels. The Focus ST is the first model in the tripod series.