Ford rs200. A brief history of fords rally legend. 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. The rs200 looks great but probably for this very reason is the most overhyped group b car.
1986 ford rs200 evolution. In 1982 the fia introduced a new formula for rallying called group b. Bring a trailer auctions is the best place to buy and sell vintage and classic vehicles porsche bmw land rover and more.
The ford rs200 is the wildest car to wear a ford badge. 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. 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 road going rs200 was the basis for fords group b rally car and was designed to comply with fia homologation regulations which required 200 parts kits to be produced and at least one road legal car to be assembled. 1986 ford rs200 evolution. Find great deals on ebay for ford rs200.
The new vehicle was a unique design featuring a plasticfiberglass composite body designed by ghia a mid mounted engine and four wheel drivethe cars were built on behalf of ford by another company well known for its expertise in producing fibreglass bodies reliantto aid weight distribution designers mounted the transmission at the front of the car but this. 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. 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.