Ken Block will debut its Monster Fiesta this weekend
The famous rally driver Ken Block and his newly formed Monster World Rally Team will premiere their Ford Fiesta Rally America program at Sno*Drift in Atlanta, Mich. as they demonstrate their definition of fun – stunts, adrenaline and horsepower.
Piloting a 2011 Ford Fiesta based on the race-winning European Rallycross Fiesta tweaked by Olsbergs Motorsports Evolution, Ken Block and the Monster World Rally Team will campaign seven rally events in North America in 2010 for Ford, including the Summer X Games in August.
"I am very excited to finally be in the Fiesta," said Block. "The Fiesta is the car that beat me last summer at X Games. Ford has a great platform with the Fiesta, and I can't wait to see what I can do in the Rally America championship and at the X Games later this year."
Block's Racing Fiesta packs 2.0-liter turbocharged power unit that is capable to deliver the astonishing 490 horsepower at 8,000 rpm, but due to a required turbo-inlet restrictor by the series, the Fiesta will be running in the range of 330 horsepower.
"Ford has a long, winning tradition in European rally and with Ken Block and Fiesta, we're bringing that to North America for fans to experience first hand," said Jamie Alison, director, Ford North American Motorsports. "There will be a little bit of rally in every Fiesta. It's the right form of motorsports to showcase the driving dynamics of Fiesta." Allison continued, "What people need to remember, as Ken races down the course this weekend, his car started off as a production vehicle. It is a true testament to the capability built into every Ford Fiesta."