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Video: Ford Fiesta RS WRC testing with Ken Block

Ken Block has given the new Ford Fiesta RS WRC car a quick fang on the gravel stages of the Rally Great Britain in Wales. The tests were recorded by Block using a new GoPro Hero 2 helmet-mounted camera.

It’s like a nimble mosquito through the bush the new Ford Fiesta RS WRC car. It buzzes and simply blitzes along the high-speed gravel stage, and whips around corners and slingshots out of tight hairpins.

Click play on the video below for a decent demonstration of pushing a car to the limits. Some may argue that Ken Block isn’t a ‘real’ WRC driver. At the end of the day, what’s the point of judging him, he sure seems to know what he’s doing here, hitting some serious speeds in top gear.

The Ford Fiesta RS WRC car features a modified version of Ford’s new 1.6-litre EcoBoost engine, matched to a six-speed sequential transmission. The entire package weighs just 1200kg.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.