Industry insiders have suggested that an extreme Ford Fiesta RS with an aggressive bodykit and 230bhp could be in the making! Ford is researching the business case before committing to production, however.
An extreme version would be an exciting prospect, considering the amount of praise the Fiesta ST has received. Expect to see suspension upgrades, bigger brakes and additions such as a front axle limited-slip diff.
The RS models tend to arrive at the end of a car’s lifecycle, and with the Fiesta only recently facelifted and still selling well, Ford’s in no rush to replace it.
If the company can make the business case work for a Fiesta RS, expect to see it on the road in around 2015, carrying a price tag in the region of £23,000.