Rare 1986 Ford RS200 Evo Up For Auction
By James Grahame
First, some numbers. Zero to sixty in three terrifying seconds. That's faster than the famed Porsche 959 or a Ferrari F40. Ford produced two hundred RS200s in 1986, and only 24 were upgraded to the Evolution package. This example hits the auction block on March 12, 2011 and is expected to fetch well over $80,000.
From the auction listing:
420+ bhp, 2,137 cc 16-valve DOHC turbocharged inline four-cylinder engine, five-speed manual transmission, front and rear independent double wishbone suspension, and four-wheel ventilated disc brakes. Held the Guinness record for “fastest accelerating car in the world” for 12 years.
This particular white RS200 is in very good condition with only 5,557 kms showing. Some minor stone pitting on the front end is the only sign of wear. The one thing separating this RS200 from a Group B rally car is the interior, which has been comfortably trimmed by Tickford. The interior has been fitted with grey carpeting, door inserts, red Sparco seats and a matching red leather XR3i steering wheel. Bidder beware – zero-to-sixty sprints in three seconds are not for the faint of heart!