Stopped by Hoonigan last night - Ken Block

Discussion in 'GRC - Global RallyCross' started by moshaholic2, Aug 16, 2013.

  1. moshaholic2

    moshaholic2 Active Member

    Stopped by for a little party/get together last night.



    Look what start button the GRC and Rally cars are using ;)
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    Running Mountune engines (I didnt want to be "that guy" and start digging through his engine bay)
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    Ping pong party! Ha
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  3. WRC Fan

    WRC Fan Administrator Staff Member

    Sweet. Thanks for the pics!
     
  4. BRGT350

    BRGT350 Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Great pics! I need to get some detailed pictures of the cars from Brazil posted. I could not get many of the MSport Fiesta, but pretty much everything but the suspension was ok on the OlsbergsMSE cars.
     
  5. moshaholic2

    moshaholic2 Active Member

    Yeah I want to see the intake manifolds they are running and if they are something we can end up running as well.
     
  6. BRGT350

    BRGT350 Well-Known Member Staff Member

    There won't be anything from the GRC cars that will work on our cars. They use a 2.0L engine that is designed for racing only. Check out the interviews posted in the X Games thread to hear Tanner, Ken, and Andreas talk about the cars. Only the body shell is similiar to the street car. Even that has been highly modified. Comparing the GRC Fiesta to the street car is pretty close to comparing a Ferrari F1 car to the Enzo. You know they are both Ferrari's, but that is about where the similarities end. I was really amazed at how vastly modified the body shells were on the GRC cars. The engine and suspensions are very exotic.
     
  7. moshaholic2

    moshaholic2 Active Member

    derp. i thought i could make my car just like theirs! I want a refund. :(

    I know its a 2.0. But, he also runs the correct 1.6 in the actual rally car with the correct engine layout. many engine components are swappable. Specifically the intake mani..thats why I wanted to see it.
     
  8. BRGT350

    BRGT350 Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Correct, Bl0ck's car is the only GRC Fiesta based on a stage rally car. The OlsbergsMSE cars are all designed to be RX cars and not stage rally cars. There is still a huge difference between the Fiesta RS WRC 1.6L and the engine that is in the street car. When it comes to WRC spec or GRC spec cars, don't plan on anything working for a street car. These are highly engineered and dedicated race cars. 99.9999% of race car parts don't work on the street. I thought that the Fiesta R2 would have engine parts that would carry over well to the street car. After talking with the guys at Team O'Neil, I realize now that those cars produce very little power below 4000 RPM. That would mean any R2 parts on your street car would actually take performance away in the rev band you would be operating in for commuting. Trying to make a street car into a race car that still drives on the street sucks. I have done it a few times and there is too much compromise.
     
  9. BRGT350

    BRGT350 Well-Known Member Staff Member

  10. moshaholic2

    moshaholic2 Active Member

    ^^ those grc cars are still based off the old Cossie Escort drive train. Msports WRC car seems to be running the OE intake mani still (early cars did atleast). It seems they have moved onto something else. That will be a bolt on part. Just like the cosworth "race only" intake mani's fit the 2.0 & 2.3 duractec foci and with great results.

    This car will be run over 11,000' passes and at miller. It will need all that extra capacity.

    I'll have my inlaw bring me the print msport catalog, as he just bought 4 R2's and will be overseas at their shop soon.
     
  11. BRGT350

    BRGT350 Well-Known Member Staff Member

    I wish I could have got pictures of Block's MSport GRC car, but it was always nosed into the garage and full of people working on it. I swear that thing was rebuilt after every practice session.
     

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