The M-Sport Ford World Rally Team , a long-running team within the WRC World Rally Championship, gave a positive note to fans of the brand this morning, but also to all fans of the rally competition. The M-Sport team let fans admire on the web the racing livery they will wear. the Ford Puma Hybrid Rally1.
The M & # 8209; Sport Ford Puma Hybrid Rally1 (based on the successful bestseller of the Blue Oval) will do & agrave; its debut soon, on the occasion of the Rally di Monte Carlo , scheduled for next weekend from 20 to 23 January.
Throughout the WRC 2022 season, the three cars on the field by Ford M-Sport will be led by drivers Craig Breen , Adrien Fourmaux and Gus Greensmith .
In addition, nine-time FIA rally world champion, S & eacute; bastien Loeb, revived from the recent Dakar 2022, will join & agrave; to the M-Sport Ford World Rally Team to compete in this year's Monte Carlo Rally, an event they have won seven times previously.
The rally Puma will be & agrave; dressed in the colors of the Red Bull bull , the coloring & egrave; purplish-blue but & egrave; under the skin that hides the beating heart, that is the Plug-in hybrid engine , composed of the 1.6-liter turbo petrol EcoBoost, capable of a boost repeated every three seconds. Arm in arm, it is necessary to point out the presence of a 100 kW electric motor and a 3.9 kWh battery.
& quot; One of the most important aspects; eye-catching of the WRC, over the years, & egrave; was the clear link between ultra-high performance rally cars and their road equivalents, 'said Mark Rushbrook , global director of Ford Performance. & quot; That's why & eacute; & egrave; so & igrave; important that this new era of the WRC reflects our industry's transition to electrification. & quot;
During the competition, the M-Sport Ford Puma Hybrid Rally1 (Ford's first electrified racing car) will capture & agrave; energy during braking and then storing it in a 3.9 kWh battery. Energy will come exploited by a 100 kW electric motor that will go arm in arm with the 1.6-liter turbo EcoBoost.
The car can also use its electrified thruster to travel across towns and cities, moving from one timed stage to the next. The battery pack can be recharged using an external power source at dedicated service points, with a recharge that takes approximately 25 minutes.
In addition, the competitors of the FIA WRC Rally1 will use a bio fuel , mixed with synthetic and biodegradable elements.
& quot; & Egrave; It has been a very busy time to prepare the cars and the whole team for the Monte Carlo Rally, but it is a very busy time; it was worth it, 'said Richard Millener , M-Sport Team Principal. “ With the help and support of Ford's colleagues around the world, we have produced a fantastic car with enormous potential and look forward to showing it throughout the year. & quot;
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