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    Quote Originally Posted by Fast Eddie WRC View Post
    The FIA statement read:
    "Manufacturers will be allowed to use a production bodyshell, or a prototype tubular structure to current WRC size guidelines, while the FIA is set to define carry-over elements from production vehicles for key visual elements. "There will also be an option for 'scaling' of the body within prescribed limits, to allow larger cars to comply with dimension targets."

    So Manu's can use a production bodyshell if it suits them and is the size required.

    If M-Sport 'chooses' the Puma they will have to scale it all down, whereas if they chose a Focus they could just use a production bodyshell.
    If M-Sport 'chooses' the FOCUS they will have to scale it all down, whereas if they chose a PUMA they could just use a production bodyshell
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fast Eddie WRC View Post
    To me its an indication of why M-Sport is going to the Puma (already hybrid) even though its no sort of performance car.
    You mentioned the point yourself. It's hybrid. The manufacturers will want to push hybrid models in the WRC. Most likely Hyundai will go to the Kona. Yaris already has a hybrid option.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pantealex View Post
    If M-Sport 'chooses' the FOCUS they will have to scale it all down, whereas if they chose a PUMA they could just use a production bodyshell
    How so - isnt the Puma too big as a standard bodyshell ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by AnttiL View Post
    You mentioned the point yourself. It's hybrid. The manufacturers will want to push hybrid models in the WRC. Most likely Hyundai will go to the Kona. Yaris already has a hybrid option.
    But Fiesta & Focus are coming soon too...

    https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/n...and-focus-2020
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    As an aside, wasn't it the argument that there couldn't be a Fiesta RS because it'd too heavily eat into the sales of the Focus RS? Well now there's no Focus RS coming... It's be nice to see a hotter Fiesta, legitimately wearing the RS badge as a car that is rallied! Even if the WRC team goes for the Puma, the R5 Fiesta will still be the predominate Ford being rallied around the world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fast Eddie WRC View Post
    How so - isnt the Puma too big as a standard bodyshell ?
    Puma is Fiesta SUV
    Puma has 10cm longer wheelbase than Fiesta but engines and transmission are same.
    Totally 4,2M long (Focus is 20cm longer than Puma)
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    Quote Originally Posted by the sniper View Post
    As an aside, wasn't it the argument that there couldn't be a Fiesta RS because it'd too heavily eat into the sales of the Focus RS? Well now there's no Focus RS coming... It's be nice to see a hotter Fiesta, legitimately wearing the RS badge as a car that is rallied! Even if the WRC team goes for the Puma, the R5 Fiesta will still be the predominate Ford being rallied around the world.
    Focus RS Hybrid is coming 2022

    Ford has stopped selling Fiesta in many countries like in USA...

    R5 is history, those cars are called Rally2 nowadays
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    Quote Originally Posted by pantealex View Post
    Focus RS Hybrid is coming 2022
    As quoted earlier, the Mk4 Focus RS cancelled due costs for hybrid power ...

    https://drivetribe.com/p/bad-news-20...SiWreNTf7o9PbA[/QUOTE]
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    Quote Originally Posted by pantealex View Post
    Puma is Fiesta SUV
    Puma has 10cm longer wheelbase than Fiesta but engines and transmission are same.
    Totally 4,2M long (Focus is 20cm longer than Puma)
    We were talking about using a standard bodyshell. The Puma bodyshell may be shorter but its much taller.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fast Eddie WRC View Post
    As quoted earlier, the Mk4 Focus RS cancelled due costs for hybrid power ...

    https://drivetribe.com/p/bad-news-20...SiWreNTf7o9PbA
    [/QUOTE]

    https://moottori.fi/ajoneuvot/jutut/...isintaan-2022/

    My source is Autocar, yours is drivetribe.
    We will see, your source is talking about 2021 model, Im saying 2022...
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