FIESTA ST DOMINATES GLOBAL RALLYCROSS AT X GAMES MUNICHCompany press release.
◾Ford Fiesta ST earned four of six Global RallyCross medals at X Games Munich
◾Fiesta ST – a well-known hot hatch born in Europe and on sale later this summer in North America – packs a punch with a 1.6-liter EcoBoost® engine producing nearly 200 horsepower
DEARBORN, Mich., July 1, 2013
– The Ford Fiesta ST won big over the weekend, taking gold, silver and two bronze medals to dominate Global RallyCross at X Games Munich. Click here to see a video of Fiesta ST ripping turns and scrapping its way to victory.
Toomas Heikkinen earned gold in the Fiesta ST on the second day of the event. It was his third podium finish in Global RallyCross this season and his first gold medal. Heikkinen had taken bronze on day one, with Ken Block capturing silver. For Block, it was his third silver medal and first podium this year. He finished just under one second behind race winner Liam Doran. Another bronze medal went to Tanner Foust on day two of the event.
'You really get everything at Global RallyCross, with jumps, sliding, mud, fire, but I literally went under a Subaru in the final,' said Foust. 'I went under it, right through the exhaust, underneath the engine, and then I saw Sverre Isachsen drop down on my right, which was just amazing.'
X Games went to Germany for the first time ever this year for four days of extreme sports, live concerts and side events. In the Global RallyCross events, compact production cars with significant improvements go head-to-head in exciting competition. The Munich RallyCross track is just over half a mile long and features a nearly 60:40 ratio of gravel to tarmac. The eight-turn course has hairpin turns and long straights that make for two days of tough racing.
Once the dust had settled, Fiesta ST was the decisive champ with 109 points. The Dodge Dart earned 27 points and the Subaru WRX STI scored 20 points.
Fiesta's dominance over the weekend may be a sign of what's to come as the 2014 Fiesta ST arrives in dealer showrooms in North America later this summer. A new high-output variant of the award-winning 1.6-liter EcoBoost® four-cylinder engine propels Fiesta ST with 197 horsepower and 202 lb.-ft. of torque.
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Fiesta ST may be born with racing DNA, but buyers won't have to pay for that performance at the pump. Available exclusively as a hatchback in North America and with a six-speed manual transmission, Fiesta ST is EPA-estimated to achieve 26 mpg city, 35 mpg highway and 29 mpg combined.
This compact performance machine sports a unique grille and chin spoiler with new rear diffuser and fascia extensions. Bright tipped dual-exhaust pipes and high-mount spoiler along with unique 17-inch wheels complete the visual package. Fiesta ST looks like it's made for the racetrack, and at X Games Munich, the car proved it's got the chops to back that up.