Lunchtime Video: Ford RS200- A forgotten great.

Sometimes you wonder what happened to those people who made great motorcars.  This is one of those cars that really should have had a longer run than it did. The concept behind it started as a Group B Rally car, which meant that rules required Ford to build production models to meet homologation requirements.

As a racing car the project only sadly only lasted two years. However, that did not mean that Ford cut any corners.

Edit: Thanks to Youtube (or no thanks), the video has been taken down. I’ll update this post shortly.

 

“Power figures for the engine vary quite a bit from source to source, but output claims range from as “little” as 550 horsepower (410 kW) to as high as 815 horsepower (608 kW); it has been said that the most powerful Evolution models can accelerate from 0 to 60 miles per hour (97 km/h) in just over 2 seconds, depending on gearing. Upgraded brakes and suspension components were part of the package as well. The ban on Group B racing effectively forced the E2 model into stillbirth; however, more than one dozen of them were successfully run from August 1986 till October 1992 in the FIA European Championships for Rallycross Drivers events all over Europe, and Norwegian Martin Schanche claimed the 1991 European Rallycross title with a Ford RS200 E2 that produced over 650 bhp (480 kW).” -Wikipedia.

 

One of my favorite cars ever,and it really deserved a longer life.

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