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Ford’s funky little Fiesta can now be seen toddling around the GCC’s roads, but despite nippy handling, it’s no sports car.

What we’d really like to try is this – a Fiesta with more than 800bhp wrestled from its 2.0-litre engine. Two of these miniature behemoths have been created to tackle the famous Pike’s Peak Hill Climb event in Colorado, USA in July.

Rally drivers Marcus Gronholm and Andreas Eriksson will pilot the Swedish-built Fiestas as Ford attempts to break the 10-minute barrier for the 156-turn, 20km gravel course.

Ford has also said the Fiesta will be its main car for future World Rally Championships, meaning we’re likely to see the UAE’s rally star Sheikh Khalid Al Qassimi behind the wheel of one before long – albeit with less power than the Pike’s Peak monsters.

Ford has also said the Fiesta will be its main car for future World Rally Championships, meaning we’re likely to see the UAE’s rally star Sheikh Khalid Al Qassimi behind the wheel of one before long – albeit with less power than the Pike’s Peak monsters.