the end of February 1998,
Romcar SRL, Ford dealer for Romania,
anounced the official launch of the Ford Ka Cup
. This competition will
have seven stages,
starting in April and finishing in September, during the National Rally
The sporst side will be completed
with a promotional campaign for the Ford Ka
in Romania. Each rally
stage will be rewarded with a cash prize - first place $750, second place
place $250 plus a start bonus of $150.
At the end of season the winner will
receive the Ford Ka Trophy
- one for the driver and one for the co-driver.
winner of the Ford Ka Cup
will compete in the European Ford Ka Cup final.
All cars are gr. A cars. The engine is a 1300cc with 80 bhp. The gearbox is
the standard 5 speed with 4.56:1 final drive. Front brakes are discs. The
suspension is Proflex. Using these cars, Ford tried to resolve the
compromise between performance and high costs.