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What is the Ford Puma rally1?

The Ford Puma Rally1 is a Rally1 car built by the M-Sport Ford World Rally Team that is set to use in the World Rally Championship starting in 2022. It is based upon the road car version of Ford Puma crossover, and was developed for the purpose of replacing the Ford Fiesta WRC, which competed between 2017 and 2021.

What is the new Puma WRC hybrid?

The new Puma Hybrid will compete in the FIA World Rally Championship from 2022, under its new Rally1 regulations formula mandating plug-in hybrid powertrains and sustainable fuels. Engineered in conjunction with British motorsport engineering firm M-Sport, the Puma WRC cars will be built at M-Sport’s Cumbria base.

What is a Puma Racing Puma?

The Ford Racing Puma was the name eventually given to Fords concept Puma, the Puma ST160 Concept, which was first unveiled to the public at the 1999 Geneva Motor Show.

What kind of car is a Ford Puma?

The Ford Puma follows common design cues with other Ford cars at the time, and is in the New Edge family of vehicles. All Pumas are front-engined, front-wheel-drive, three-door coupés with four seats.

What is the M‑Sport Ford Puma rally1?

Making its global public debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, West Sussex, U.K., the M‑Sport Ford Puma Rally1 features a next-generation hybrid powertrain that seamlessly combines the performance of a championship-winning, turbocharged 1.6-litre EcoBoost petrol engine with a sophisticated 100 kW electric motor and 3.9 kWh battery.

Why did Ford choose the Puma Fiesta for rally1?

The Fiesta has carried the Blue Oval’s hopes on the World Rally stage (s) since 2011 but as markets shift to crossovers, Ford has chosen the Puma as the model to benefit from the WRC’s marketing power in the new Rally1 era.

What does the new puma hybrid mean for rally1?

The new Puma Hybrid will compete in the FIA World Rally Championship from 2022, under its new Rally1 regulations formula mandating plug-in hybrid powertrains and sustainable fuels.

Who is driving the Puma rally1 prototype at Goodwood?

The electrifying performance of the Puma Rally1 prototype will from July 8-10 be demonstrated on the famous Goodwood hill climb, driven by M-Sport Ford WRT driver Adrien Fourmaux and M-Sport Ford test driver Matthew Wilson, before being used as a development car ahead of the 2022 season.

What makes the Racing Puma so special?

The Racing Pumas suspension was developed and honed by Fords specialist division at Boreham, Essex, and the cars monocoque shell was originally designed to be Fords WRC entrant. Stig Blomqvist spent months fine-tuning the cars handling to ensure its chassis dynamics where perfected.

Is the Racing Puma the fastest Ford ever?

There have been many fast Fords, but we’d argue this is the oddest of the bunch. The Racing Puma – though similar in body style to privateer Puma rally cars – never technically raced. And while its body was significantly pumped-up over standard, it used the same 1.7-litre engine as standard Pumas, with only the lightest of upgrades.

How big are the wheels on a Ford Racing Puma?

They came with 15-inch (380 mm) alloy wheels as standard, (although the Ford Racing Puma was equipped with 17-inch (430 mm) alloy wheels), with front disc and rear drum brakes .

What kind of car is a Ford Puma?

The Ford Puma follows common design cues with other Ford cars at the time, and is in the New Edge family of vehicles. All Pumas are front-engined, front-wheel-drive, three-door coupés with four seats.

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