In the right hands, any car can be fast, just like this 2018 Ford Fiesta WRC, in the hands of a Sebastian Ogier, this car can bring him to become the 2018 World Rally Championship world. What technology is embedded behind this 2018 Ford Fiesta WRC? Follow our reviews about this car.
Ford’s history at the world rally began in 1978, when it was driven by rally driver Hannu Mikola who won the rally with the Ford Escort WRC, this long history brought the manufacturer with the ‘blue oval’ distinctive logo to become one of the most respected manufacturers in the world rally. Our discussion jumped to 1998 to the early 2000s, when the Ford World Rally Team was reinforced by legendary driver Colin McRae.
At that time McRae was very elegant in carrying his Ford Focus WRC, unfortunately because the illegal car water pump had to swallow the bitter pill of defeat because it was disqualified by the competition committee. You could say Ford experienced difficult seasons in 1998 to 2005. Only in 2006 and 2007 did Ford win the world championship with Finnish driver Marcus Gronholm and Markko Martin with the Ford Focus RS WRC 2006.
Amazingly, even though the Fiesta WRC 2018 is not as sophisticated as other rivals, it is capable of becoming the 2018 WRC world champion.
The M-Sport era actually started in 2006, along with the Ford World Rally Team won the world constructor champion. At that time M-Sport could be said to be just an ‘onion boy’ because it was a Privateer team that barely entered the championship radar. However, 10 years passed the M-Sport team became a rally team that was very calculated by other teams, even a team of manufacturers of the class PSA (Peugeot Citroen, red), Mini, to Toyota. The glory era of the M-Sport World Rally Team was present precisely in 2017, through the cool hands of the great talented driver Sebastian Ogier, able to make this team very respected.
The same is true of the 2018 WRC Ford Fiesta that we are reviewing, through the greatness of Ogier, the 2018 Ford Fiesta WRC, which, to be honest, is somewhat inferior to the manufacturer’s rally car whose research funds are arguably unlimited. The 2018 Ford Fiesta WRC was able to win 4 series from 13 world rally series in 2018.
Through Ogier’s cold hands, the 2018 Ford Fiesta WRC was able to win a total of 4 series wins from 13 series held in 2018.
However, that does not mean the technical side of the Ford Fiesta WRC 2018 is not worth listening to, we will review this car just for you. In fact, the latest news for 2019, the M-Sport World Rally Team continues to rely on the 2018 Ford Fiesta WRC spec 2018. Because it is still considered feasible to compete in the 2019 rally championship. the WRC 2 class which also relies on the Ford Fiesta but with a turbocharger EcoBoost 3 cylinder engine with a maximum power of 200 hp and 290 Nm of torque.
2018 FORD FIESTA EXTERIOR
This 2018 Ford Fiesta WRC looks so aggressive in front of it like an old rally car. The front view of the 2018 Ford Fiesta WRC rally car is so aggressive, like the old rally cars, namely group B. As information only, grub B is a World Rally Championship class filled with powerful monsters, such as the Audi Quattro, Lancia Delta S4, Lancia 037 Rally, and so on.
The big wings on the right and left side of the fender are not for the style alone, but to help aerodynamics and increase the press force or downforce of the 2018 Ford Fiesta WRC to the road surface. Understandably, this car has a 4-wheel drive system, it automatically requires strong traction to keep the car on track when the 2018 Ford Fiesta WRC is extreme maneuvering. The headlights already use LEDs and are given additional lighting when they have to go through night or snow conditions.
When viewed from the side, the side view of the 2018 Ford Fiesta WRC still resembles the ‘bulk’ version. The difference, extra-large wings perched behind the car, and extra-light rim made OZ Racing with size 18 inches (specifically tarmac or asphalt) wrapped with round rubber Michelin rally spec you will not find on the standard Fiesta.
The body material of this car uses a mixture of carbon fiber with FRP (Fiber Rainforced Plastic) which is lighter but also stronger. Some special panels such as the wings on the stern, then the mirror and its holder use carbon fiber material that is lightweight, strong, and expensive. The window glass is also unique in its operation, because it cannot be opened through ordinary car window type levers, but you have to shift it so that the 2018 Ford Fiesta WRC window can be opened, oh yes this car glass is also made from a mixture of special polycarbonate materials. Continue to the stern of this car, extra large wings made of carbon fiber dominate the rear view of this car.