M-Sport Ford Puma WRC car sold to first privateer for rally season

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Not your average Ford Fiesta, this is the heavily modified Tarmac terrorizing the R5.

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Rally1 cars have as much power as Group B monsters from the 1980s.

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The M-Sport Ford Puma Rally1 Hybrid with big power and big aero.

It’s time to get those checkbooks out because the M-Sport Ford Puma Rally1 Hybrid car that won the opening round of the World Rally Championship at Monte Carlo is now available for purchase by privateers.

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The M-Sport Ford Puma Rally1 Hybrid with big power and big aero.

That’s right, the same special car that veteran rally legend Sébastien Loeb used to organize a victory at the rally Season opener 2022 in Monte Carlo is now available for purchase by those with an insatiable appetite for speed and WRC competition. It comes at a high price and you need some sort of rally portfolio to back up your purchase.

Jourdan Serderidis, a Greek privateer, became the first rider in the world to buy one New era Rally1 car having secured a deal for the M-Sport Ford Puma Rally1 Hybrid, which he will use selectively at events across the World Rally Championship calendar. The first of these in June at Safari Rally Kenya preparing for its home race; the Acropolis Rally.

Despite his victory in Monte Carlo, Serderidis narrated dirty fish that he decided to buy the car long before winning the historic rally event and was not convinced by its performance there alone.

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The M-Sport Ford Puma Rally1 Hybrid with big power and big aero.

No stranger to Rally or Ford Motorsport products, Serderidis is a leading privateer and winner of the 2017 WRC Trophy and was also one of the first buyers of the Ford Fiesta R5 in 2013.

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Not your average Ford Fiesta, this is the heavily modified Tarmac terrorizing the R5.

Richard Millener, M-Sport Team Principal, said the sale of the first Puma Rally1 shows demand for the highest performing rally cars that have long graced the racing scene. He continued: “We are very happy for Jourdan. He is a fantastic customer for us and we look forward to working with him on the car this year.”

While no official pricing is given for the current Rally1 cars, fully built Challengers from last season could cost upwards of $1 million. Do you still have the checkbook out?

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