A very rare Ford sports car from the 80s appeared on sale

A very rare Ford sports car from the 80s appeared on sale

November 14, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

The Ford RS200 homologation rally car is sold on the Canepa web portal.

The car for sale is one of 24 cars in the more powerful Evolution version, and after upgrading the engine develops 704 hp. For comparison, the “aspirated” V12 in the Lamborghini Aventador produces 4 hp. less, that is, 700 hp.

The RS200 is a variation of the mid-engined sports car that the company created for the Group B World Rally Championship. Standard “turbo four” with a volume of 2.1 liters of limited edition Evolution developed approximately 580 hp. (542 Nm).

This was enough for the car to be considered the fastest in the world according to the Guinness Book of Records for several years. Acceleration to the first “hundred” took a little less than 3.2 seconds. It is noted that in 1989, the first car owner, Frank Profera, ordered the modernization of the engine at the Ford plant. With the addition of an enlarged turbine, a new intercooler and a modified exhaust system, the power unit of the 1986 sports car was increased to 600 hp. Then the specialists of the British company Brian Hart Limited took up the finalization of the unit, who forced it to 704 hp. (725 Nm).

The last owner of the car is Canepa. As for the cost of the car, it has not yet been disclosed.