New Fi­esta R5 evo­lu­tion takes shape at M-sport

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In the same week that M-sport has sold its 200th Ford Fi­esta R5, the Cum­brian firm an­nounced its sec­ond sig­nif­i­cant evo­lu­tion of the car.

The R5 Evo2 will in­clude en­gine up­dates to the cylin­der head, ex­haust man­i­fold and valve train – in­creas­ing power through the rev-range.

M-sport’s Mal­colm Wil­son said: “There’s no doubt­ing the Fi­esta R5 is a great car and our most suc­cess­ful to date. When we launched the car, we never imag­ined we would have 200 cars around the world. We’re ded­i­cated to pro­vid­ing cus­tomers with the most com­pet­i­tive pack­age and these re­cent find­ings cer­tainly war­ranted an up­grade.

“We have seen some fan­tas­tic re­sults from a whole range of cham­pi­onships and we hope to con­tinue that mov­ing for­ward.”

M-sport’s Fi­esta R5 scored 159 vic­to­ries in 29 coun­tries last sea­son.

M-sport’s R5 has been a huge hit

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