1986 Ford RS200
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The RS200 was given a composite/fiberglass body styled by Flippo Saprino at the Ghia Design Studio. Formula One designer Tony Southgate designed the chassis along with help from former F1 engineer John Wheeler. Mounting the 1.8-liter Cosworth 'BDT' engine in the middle, and placing the transmission in the front, gave the RS200 excellent balance, even better than its competition.
Complying with FIA homologation rules, Ford planned to build a minimum of 200 examples. 24 of those were given serious upgrades, and dubbed 'Evolution' models. The RS200 Evolution received uprated suspension, brakes and a larger 2.1-liter version of the Cosworth powerplant. At full boost, the RS200 has nearly 600 horsepower and can race from zero-to-sixty in just over 3 seconds.
This white RS200 is one of those rare Evolution models and has just 5.557 kilometers. The interior has grey carpeting, door inserts, red Sparco seats and a matching red leather XR3i steering wheel.
In 2011, this vehicle was offered for sale at the Amelia Island Auction presented by RM Auctions. It was estimated to sell for $80,000-$120,000. As bidding came to a close, the car had been sold for the sum of $159,500 including buyer's premium.
By Daniel Vaughan | Apr 2011
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