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Body panels are made from super-strong and super-lightweight composites in a body that imitates the bodylines found on the Mk. VII three-door Fiesta ST.
The Swedish team worked closely with Motegi Racing to create custom wheels, which are “designed to sit flush with the car, decreasing the risk of broken wheels from contact.”
This race car is powered by a 16-valve, turbocharged, 2.0-liter, Duratec-HE four-cylinder with an Olsbergs MD head. Other features include a Pectel ECU, Tibuc inlet manifold, PWR intercooler, Magnaflow exhaust, and a titanic Garrett boost-maker. These reportedly add up to 560 brake horsepower at 6,400 rpm (although peak power is probably closer to 600), and 840 nm of torque at 4 000 rpm. 0-to-60 is achieved in around two seconds.
Total weight for the Ford comes to a minimum of 1300kgs, which includes me, the driver.