Ford Racing offers B-Spec kit for the FiestaMon, 12 Mar 2012 00:00:00 -0700
While a B-Spec Ford Fiesta might seem like unsalted mashed potatoes compared with Ken Block's Hybrid-Function Hoon Vehicle variant, the basic car is plenty of fun when equipped with a manual transmission and shod with some good summer rubber.
As such, Ford Racing is offering a kit to convert a showroom-fresh Fiesta hatch into an affordable racer eligible for SCCA, Grand-Am and World Challenge B-spec competition. The main mod involved is a coil-over suspension kit. Other bits include an ABS module tuned for racing, a tow hook, stainless brake hoses, a short-throw shifter and an AC-delete kit.
Given that B-spec rules dictate stock engines, Ford suggests that an entire car can be built for less than $25,000, including the cost of the car, leaving you plenty of cash to spend on tires/bodywork and professional instruction to help you further said tire-and-bodywork budget.
By Davey G. Johnson