Ford rs200. It really didnt amount to much in group b but for some reason people keep repeating the same most advanced most balanced mantra whose origin is a mystery to me. The ford rs200 is a mid engined four wheel drive sports car that was produced by ford motorsport in boreham uk from 1984 to 1986. It was first displayed to the public at the.
Ford built 146 rs200 models before the fia pulled the plug on group b rallying and of these just 24 were converted by the factory into higher performance evolution trim. A brief history of fords rally legend. For years many people were baffled when they opened up the guinness book of records and discovered that the worlds fastest accelerating car was a none other than a ford and a curiously small almost goofy looking one which looked like nothing made on american soil.
1986 ford rs200 evolution. Rs200 at the race retro 2008. The rs200 looks great but probably for this very reason is the most overhyped group b car.
1986 ford rs200 evolution. Photos by brian henniker courtesy gooding company. An ultra rare ford rs200 is for sale in oregon its not often that you see an authentic group b homologation car for sale let alone stateside.
In 1982 the fia introduced a new formula for rallying called group b. Group b had few limitations in terms of design and a very low minimum production run of 200 vehicles with no requirement that manufacturers have an existing production model. The ford rs200 is the wildest car to wear a ford badge.