RS200: Bid on One of the Most Wild and Interesting Fords Ever Built
When it comes to rally cars, the answer is B. As in Group B. Animals like the Peugeot 206 T16, Lancia 034, the Lancia Delta S4, the Audi Quattro S1, or the Mitsubishi Starion 4WD cemented the ’80s as one of the most entertaining racing decades of all time. And don’t forget about the Ford. You know the one, the RS200.
This holiday season, there’s one going up for dibs at the RM Sotheby’s Driven by Disruption auction in New York. It’s a 1986 model, it’s one of 200 versions, and with chassis No. 169, it’s believed to be the final one delivered to a customer. And the craziest part is that it only has 1,960 kilometers, or 1,218 miles.
As RM explains in its description for the car, Formula 1 designer Tony Southgate created chassis to fit a mid-rear engine and all-wheel drive. In the road versions of this car, like this one, the 1.8-liter turbo Cosworth engine produced 250 horsepower. But as most people know, in race form, these things were making up to 400-500. And that outrageously amazing body? Thank Ghia for that.
The RS200 will be remembered until the end of time.
Via [Silodrome via RM Auctions]