Ford Fiesta ST Race Car to Debut at 2013 Chicago Auto Show

Sami Haj-Assaad
by Sami Haj-Assaad
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OlsbergsMSE-built Fiesta ST GRC race car to debut at the Chicago Auto Show. (02/06/13)
OlsbergsMSE-built Fiesta ST GRC race car to debut at the Chicago Auto Show. (02/06/13)

Ford Racing will be competing in this years Global RallyCross Championship with a new Fiesta ST that will be piloted by Tanner Foust and Brian Deegan.

The new OlsbergsMSE race car will be on display at the 2013 Chicago Auto Show. Ken Block will also be competing in the Global RallyCross Championship with Ford, but his rally car will debut later this year.

The new OlsbergsMSE race car (seen above) sports the same EcoBoost branded livery that adorns all of Ford Racing’s new vehicles.

SEE ALSO: Ken Block Gets New HQ, Fiesta Livery, Team Name

Under the hood of the new OlsbergsMSE racer is a turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder engine which will make more than 550-hp. That impressive power-plant, when paired to the cars all-wheel-drive system allows for a 0-60 time of about 2-seconds.

The Ford Racing team won the past two manufacturers championships, and has been quite successful recently with their rally efforts. However with 17-time X Games gold medalist Travis Pastrana piloting a 600-hp AWD Dodge Dart, this year’s Global RallyCross season should be an exciting one.

GALLERY: Ford Fiesta OlsbergsMSE Race Car

Sami Haj-Assaad
Sami Haj-Assaad

Sami has an unquenchable thirst for car knowledge and has been at AutoGuide for the past six years. He has a degree in journalism and media studies from the University of Guelph-Humber in Toronto and has won multiple journalism awards from the Automotive Journalist Association of Canada. Sami is also on the jury for the World Car Awards.

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