It’s hard not to be anything but deeply impressed whenever you see the 800bhp Ford Fiesta rally car in action.

Its latest run at the X Games 15 event in California has produced some hugely impressive pictures of the car in full flight –literally, in fact – but it has left me craving to see it myself in the metal.

See the full picture gallery of the Ford Fiesta in action at the X Games here

With its entry at the hands of ex-WRC champ Marcus Gronholm at the famous Pikes Peak hillclimb, and then a victory at the celebration of all things American that is the X Games, Ford has pulled off a clever piece of PR in promoting its new Fiesta stateside.

The Subaru Imprezas have dominated the X Games rally competition in its short lifetime so its victory at the hands of former Indy 500 winner Kenny Brack has a whiff of David versus Goliath about it.