While Volkswagen, Toyota, and Citroen have officially revealed their 2017 World Rally Championship (WRC) contenders, Ford is still working on its 2017 Fiesta RS WRC, as these videos clearly show.

As you’d expect, the car has all the right ingredients – a powerful (and loud) engine, plenty of aero bits and a full bodykit. Like its rivals, it will also meet the 2017 WRC regulations, so a larger air restrictor, lower minimum weight and an electronic differential control are all in play as well.

However, the more important thing to note is under the WRC suit, you’re actually looking at the next-gen Fiesta’s body. Our previous spyshots indicate that the new Fiesta will adopt a wider design for the headlamps and grille, while the rear features a set of two-piece horizontal taillights. Most of these cues are evident on the race car prototype seen in the videos.

Elsewhere, the overall shape appears to remain largely unchanged from the current Fiesta, and new bumpers will likely be part of the updates when the all-new B-segment model debuts in the future. The new Fiesta is expected to be underpinned by the same Global B platform as the current B299, and will offer improved refinement and features to meet the increased expectations of today’s customers.

GALLERY: 2017 Ford Fiesta (three-door) spyshots

GALLERY: 2017 Ford Fiesta (five-door) spyshots