September 29, 2023

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The Ultimate Driving Machines

Ford Sierra RS500 race car gets a continuation run

Yet another popular race motor vehicle is being brought back again to life in continuation type, this a single a bit even more afield than the Jaguars and Bentleys we’ve seen of late. England’s CNC Motorsport AWS is creating 3 Ford Sierra RS500 racers that campaigned in the British Touring Auto Championship in the 1980s. CNC has picked the 1990 model of the motor vehicle as designed and specced by previous BTCC driver Andy Rouse and his company Andy Rouse Engineering (ARE). Rouse had been topped driver’s champion four situations, but he completed next in the championship that 12 months in his ICS-branded RS500.

Despite the fact that unidentified listed here besides as the Merkur XR4ti, the Sierra RS500 so totally dominated BTCC for a handful of brief many years that last 12 months Autosport named the Ford initially amid the ten-most effective-at any time BTCC entrants. It’s not challenging to see why. 3 Sierra RS500s ran in Group A in 1987. The motor vehicle was so great that occur 1998, 14 of fifteen Group A entries drove the RS500. In 1989 only a single Group A crew ran a thing other than an RS500, and in 1990 the whole Group A subject was a single make of motor vehicle. 

The provenance for the builds could not be better. Rouse is serving to manual the make of a motor vehicle he drove, the nuts and bolts being mounted by Alan Strachan, who labored for Rouse’s crew in the BTCC times and now runs CNC Motorsport AWS. The initially motor vehicle, predicted to be completed early next 12 months, will get an unused 909 Ford Sierra Motorsport bodyshell which is been in storage due to the fact the car’s heyday. The other two continuation vehicles will use first Sierra bodyshells. Up entrance will be a recently designed 575-horsepower Cosworth YB motor shifting as a result of a Getrag 5-velocity manual transmission. All will get Rouse-precise sections like ARE entrance suspension uprights, facet-exit exhaust, and ARE steel roll cages, moreover all the interval gauges, a fuel mobile. The 3 will also occur with an ARE make plate and an FIA Historic Technical Passport (HTP) to enter typical occasions. Except asked for usually, the bodies occur in white so the customer can use the livery of alternative.

Pricing commences at £185,000 (about $253,000 U.S.) right before spares packages and choices.