I mitten av 2013 presenterade M-Sport sin R5-version av Fiesta vars 130 exemplar har kört hem 100-tals segrar världen över. Den 1 februari kommer nu M-Sport med en stor uppdatering av sin framgångsrika Ford Fiesta R5.
Fiestan som tävlat i över 2 år utan uppdateringar kommer vid årsskiftet att få sin första stora uppdatering, ett dedikerat team hos M-Sport har under det senaste halvåret jobbat med utveckling av fem punkter, och har åtta kvar att presentera.
Här en genomgång på engelska från M-Sport:
With eight allocated homologation jokers still available to use, the first five are solely aimed at increasing engine performance – updating the cylinder head, pistons, inlet and exhaust cam, exhaust manifold and a new clutch/flywheel.
M-Sport engineers have achieved an incredible gain of 32bhp at 4,500rpm and 56 Nm of torque at 4000rpm (see Fig 1.) which represents the single best development step in any engine designed and built by the British firm.
The remaining three jokers will be used for chassis related upgrades which are due to be released in March 2016.
A number of other items are also scheduled for upgrade and M-Sport are currently investigating improvements to the rear aerodynamic device, front bumper, suspension arms, Reiger dampers as well as auxiliary lighting. These upgrades remain in the development phase with a scheduled release towards the end of the first quarter of 2016.
Motorkurvan med dess uppdateringar för Evo-R5 Fiesta.
M-Sport Managing Director, Malcolm Wilson OBE, berättar på engelska:
– I am extremely proud of all of the work that has gone into this project. The original Ford Fiesta R5 remains a reliable and competitive package, but these upgrades will see us take that performance to another level.
– We’re constantly developing all of our products, but I have to say that this is the single biggest upgrade we have ever produced; and when you consider how competitive the Fiesta R5 currently is, that really is some achievement!
M-Sport testförare Matthew Wilson, berättar om hur han upplever den uppdaterade R5-Fiestan:
– The increase in power really needs to be experienced to be believed. The original Fiesta R5 was great to drive, but you really feel the upgrades as soon as you get behind the wheel and I have to say that this is the biggest step forward with a competition car that I have ever seen.
– The extra power of the engine is huge which dramatically improves response and makes it even easier to get the most out of what was already a fantastic product.
Det blir en spännande R5-säsong under 2016 med andra ord.