The Sierra filled the requirements for rear wheel drive and decent aerodynamic drag.
A racing version could also help to improve the poor, and somewhat undeserved, reputation that the Sierra had earned since its introduction in 1982.
By then technical development of the Sierra had ceased, and most of the team's effort was directed towards the upcoming Escort Cosworth, which promised to be a much more competitive prospect.This is the same device as the one fitted to the legendary Ford RS200 GroupB.The RS500 was successful in Australian touring car racing with Dick Johnson Racing dominating the 19ustralian Touring Car buscar mujeres chichonas Championships, with Dick Johnson and John Bowe finishing one-two in both years.He had recently been appointed head of Ford Motorsport in Europe, and he realised right away that Ford was no longer competitive in this area.Development edit, ford developed the car around the chassis and mechanicals of the.Acceleration (s mph Top 4th 3rd 2nd.22.214.171.124 50-126.96.36.199.4 - - - References edit Heightened Perception - Autocar 12 November 1986 issue External links edit).A problem-filled development led Ford to abandon the project in frustration in 1983, leaving them without a new vehicle to enter into Group.
In April 1983, Turners team decided on the Sierra as a basis for their project.
All LHD models are badged and registered as Sierra RS Cosworths with no Sapphire nomenclature at all.
It did not achieve that goal, but it did win eight events between 19a Group A car, and two more in World Rally Car guise in 1997-8, before it was replaced by the Focus WRC.Stephen Harper at MGA Developments in Coventry.The Ford parts-bin was raided to help give the RS200 a Ford corporate look, for example the front windscreen and rear lights were identical to those of the early.The new vehicle was a unique design, featuring a plastic- fiberglass composite body designed by, ghia, a mid-mounted engine and four-wheel drive.Major wins edit Major series and race wins by the Ford Sierra RS500 include: Series wins edit Australian Touring Car Championship - 1988, 1989 Deutsche Tourenwagen Meisterschaft - 1988 Japanese Touring Car Championship - 1988, 1989 amscar series - 1988, 1989, 1990 Nissan Mobil 500.Sierra Cosworth, to accommodate the larger Cosworth engine and transmission, while clothing it in Escort body panels to make it resemble the standard.
The Ford works team closed at the end of 1994, and the rally programme was handed over to the Belgian RAS Sport team.