Ford Fiesta B-Spec race car at SEMA 2011
Those other B-Spec racers include the Honda Fit, Fiat 500, and Mazda2. Toyota has a Yaris B-Spec racer in the works, as does Kia with its Rio, and cars like the Chevy Aveo and Hyundai Accent could fit the mold, too.
While these pint-sized hatches might not sound like the makings of the world's most interesting racing series, we've found low-horsepower spec cars to provide some of the most exciting racing--for both spectators and drivers--possible. Spec Miata, the Playboy MX-5 Cup, and many divisions of Touring Car racing across several series around the world are ample evidence of that.
The Fiesta B-Spec racer is, like others in the class, based on a production Fiesta with its interior removed, safety features like a roll cage, seat, harness, and more added, plus performance enhancements including Ford Racing shocks, exhaust, intake, and short-throw shifter.
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