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1986 FORD RS200 ROAD VERSION GROUP B RALLY CAR
1986 Ford RS200 Road Version Group B Rally Car
Chassis Number: SFACXXBJ2CGL00133
This particular car is a road version car with 8,300 original miles and still owned by the original owner. During the early 80s, when the RS200 was conceived, manufacturers were obliged to produce 200 road cars in order to run in the World Rally Series. In 1986 Group B cars were deemed too fast to race, and Ford were left with the best rally car in the world….but nowhere to race it.
After the demise of Group B, manufacturers interest in them came to an abrupt halt an expensive loss, as Ford had spent around $20 million in development. However privateers still wanted the car for Rallycross, Sprints and Tarmac Hill-Climbs. So enter F1 engine builder Geoff Page of Mountune Racing and GT racer and race car builder Colin Blower of Colin Blower Motorsport.
The RS200E holds the 0-60 mph World Record for a road car at 3.07 seconds thus a good marque to use as a base. It didn’t take long for Mach 2 Racing to select Geoff as the engine builder and Colin as the Constructor. Nobody else came close in their respective fields. Unhampered by fuel restrictions we have what we believe to be the fastest off-road racer of all time.