Rumours of a Fiesta RS have been around for more than three years, but according to new reports from Europe, plans for a hard-core RS model to sit above the Fiesta ST (pictured) are still very much on Ford's drawing board.
British mag Auto Express reports that a Fiesta RS model is being developed in parallel with a new Focus RS, with a speculated power output in excess of 170kW.
A more buttoned-down suspension, mechanical limited-slip differential and track-ready brake package are also expected to feature, the whole lot enveloped by unique bodywork with bumped guards and agressive bumpers.
Auto Express doesn't cite its sources for the info, but says the Fiesta RS could be on track for a 2015 production debut.
Whether that eventuates is anyone's guess, as Ford has yet to give the pint-sized RS model the green light.