800 hp Ford Fiesta to contest the Pikes Peak

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The Focus WRC has never had a YB powerplant the first gen had a Zetec and Ford has been using the Duratec for WRC since 2007. I mean was the YB ever even available in transverse?

I never mentioned WRC cars, but if you take a look at Rallycross group N / A Fiestas, Pumas, Focuses, etc. They all have Yb engines, and no it was never offered as a transverse setup.:)
 

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It uses a different drivetrain layout compared to current Fords. The rallycross cars uses the layout of the old Sierra (Sapphire) and Escort RS Cosworth, with a longitudinal engine and awd.

ENGINE PICTURES

NOW

Don't have any pictures of this one, but it'll look much like this...

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The Focus WRC has never had a YB powerplant the first gen had a Zetec and Ford has been using the Duratec for WRC since 2007. I mean was the YB ever even available in transverse?

To be honest i'm suprised he hasn't gone for the YB. So what if the YB is 20+ years old. That means there is a lot of aftermarket support for the motor. I also have a sneaking suspicion that the Duratec will not be used transversally. ;) (if that is even a word)

EDIT: Has anyone built a 800+hp Duratec before ?
 
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To be honest i'm suprised he hasn't gone for the YB. So what if the YB is 20+ years old. That means there is a lot of aftermarket support for the motor. I also have a sneaking suspicion that the Duratec will not be used transversally. ;) (if that is even a word)

This car is sponsored by Ford Europe and the engine is developed in corporation with Ford Europe team RS.

Granted it takes a nutcase Swede to build a car like that, but it takes a complete maniac of a Finn to drive the damn thing :mrgreen:

They'll be running 2 cars! The owner will run the other one!
 
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That is stupidly awesome.

How can you be rich and not do things like that all the time? I wouldn't be doing anything else quite frankly.
 

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I wonder how big is that engine

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Sorta like a modern day Group B rally car.

shame they're not gonna take it to the pavement though.
 

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Definitely going to make the trip worth it again! (this and the simply mental Suzuki Monster..)

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Well north of 1000hp. That's what I'm talkin about!
 

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It uses a different drivetrain layout compared to current Fords. The rallycross cars uses the layout of the old Sierra (Sapphire) and Escort RS Cosworth, with a longitudinal engine and awd.



Don't have any pictures of this one, but it'll look much like this...

No it won't. Those are YB Pinto engines, the Fiestas have Duratec's:)
 

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Definitely going to make the trip worth it again! (this and the simply mental Suzuki Monster..)

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Well north of 1000hp. That's what I'm talkin about!

But who drove the monster ?, If it was any Japanese driver, I would be willing to bet a large sum of money, that an 800hp fiesta driven by a FINN will beat it.
 

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But who drove the monster ?, If it was any Japanese driver, I would be willing to bet a large sum of money, that an 800hp fiesta driven by a FINN will beat it.

It was driven by a Japanese bloke.

But we need Marcus to do this run with his old mate and co-pilot Timo Rautiainen in the passenger's seat. For sure. Except that they have to safeguard his arse against rogue stones... :lol:

[YOUTUBE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wqQhQSbe6fw&feature=related[/YOUTUBE]
 
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