Ford rs200 group b. A brief history of fords rally legend. It might seem hard to believe a 25 year old ford is still faster than a ferrari enzo but this is far from a run of the mill mid 80s ford. Designed for group b the ford rs200.
After a successful rally programme based around the earlier escorts ford knew it needed a revolutionary new car to compete with the likes of audi peugeot and renault. Group b rs200 right. Group s rs200 two decades after the demise of group b and s john wheeler one of the rs200 original designers and former chief motorsport engineer at ford gave life to the stillborn prototype by building one himself.
For those unfamiliar with the rs200 evolution this ultra. 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. Ford rs200 evo only 24 made and this is one of this exclusive car tumbs up and s.
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. The ford rs200 rose from the ashes of the ill fated escort rs 1700t project. None of our partner shops or mates has this currently for sale.
We dont know about any in box reviews for this ford rs200 group b bel 021 from belkits. As such it was not a silhouette car not trying to emulate a current road going car in shape or form. The group b regulations fostered some of the fastest most powerful and most sophisticated rally cars ever built and is commonly referred to as the golden era of rallying.
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 rs200 was the only group b rally car that was a totally new model in itself. Ford had to build 200 road cars to homologate the rs200 for group b competition.