I Actually Own One

Discussion in '1985 Ford RS200' started by Twanky-Inch-Rims, Aug 9, 2002.

  1. I really own 1 that I paid $500.00 for. What a deal!!!!<!-- Signature -->
     
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    I have a hard time believing that, since they go for about $80K!!
     
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    that horse shit, coz there iz only 500, 250 white and 250 red, there iz 200 special edition blue. the sll for about 70 thousands pounds and id eat my hat and my hummer if ur ass owns a 1 of these rally masterpeices.<!-- Signature -->
     
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    Sure man, you don't gotta lie
     
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    From what I heard ford could not sell them at all when they first came out and were almost giving them away........so it could be true.
     
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    This is such a wicked car... this thing was a rally legend back in the 80's... i would do anything to have this car... so nice and good power..... ahhhhh this is wicked man
     
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    its a very awesome car.. i'm really.. really not a ford person.. however i'd own one.. along w/ a gt40, gt90, and less known gt70<!-- Signature -->
     
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    Isnt there a focus call an rs200??<!-- Signature -->
     
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    no thats an FR200
     
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    They were practically giving these away when they came out<!-- Signature -->
     
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    they had a price tag of £50,000 origionaly
     
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    for the good ones<!-- Signature -->
     
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    Actually, I believe he is right! I think the factory makes an RS200 Focus. AWD, Turbo 2.0L I4, 300? hp.<!-- Signature -->
     
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    <b>Actually, I believe he is right! I think the factory makes an RS200 Focus. AWD, Turbo 2.0L I4, 300? hp.</b></blockquote><center><hr width="90%"></center><!-- END QUOTE -->

    that will be the Focus Cosworth

    the RS200 is a model on its own
     
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    yes.<!-- Signature -->
     
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    <b>Actually, I believe he is right! I think the factory makes an RS200 Focus. AWD, Turbo 2.0L I4, 300? hp.</b></blockquote><center><hr width="90%"></center><!-- END QUOTE -->

    that will be the Focus Cosworth

    the RS200 is a model on its own</b></blockquote><center><hr width="90%"></center><!-- END QUOTE -->

    sorry i will be more specific....that might be the focus cosworth if its produced

    the RS200 is a model on its own
     
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    One of my favorite cars,
    I never heard about the 650 BHP version.... sweet!
     
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    There were 200 models produced in total.
    Not 250 red, 250 white, 200 EVOs like another post said.
    Ford built 200 because the rules for Group B Rallying specified a 200 car production run to meet the homologation requirements.
    A lot of the cars were browkn apart by ford and sold as spares as they couldn't sell them once Group B stopped.
    I read an article in a magazine a while back about a guy who bought a cars worth of spares over the years and assembled it only a few years ago - so it is the newest RS200 in existence <IMG SRC="http://www.supercars.net/servlets/cMsg/html/emoticons/smile.gif">
    They still compete on national rally events (de-tuned) and in rallycross where they are very successfull.


    Just to clear up some points on the names:

    RS200 - 200 production run Group B Rally car

    RS2000 - 2000cc Ford Escort RS Cosworth

    Focus RS - 2000cc N/A FWD Focus (to be released)

    Foucs RS WRC - 2000cc Turbocharged 4WD WRC Rally Car (no road going equivalent)
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    the RS2000 and the RS Cosworth escorts are two completely different models. when new regulation came in aboutpower in standard cars and when insurance rate rocketed in the UK ford started to make less powerful cars, the RS2000 is N/A.
    and i should know this cos i'm from manchester
     
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    <!-- QUOTE --><center><hr width="90%"></center><blockquote><i>Quote from V8Vantage</i>
    <b>There were 200 models produced in total.
    Not 250 red, 250 white, 200 EVOs like another post said.
    Ford built 200 because the rules for Group B Rallying specified a 200 car production run to meet the homologation requirements.
    A lot of the cars were browkn apart by ford and sold as spares as they couldn't sell them once Group B stopped.
    I read an article in a magazine a while back about a guy who bought a cars worth of spares over the years and assembled it only a few years ago - so it is the newest RS200 in existence <IMG SRC="http://www.supercars.net/servlets/cMsg/html/emoticons/smile.gif">
    They still compete on national rally events (de-tuned) and in rallycross where they are very successfull.


    Just to clear up some points on the names:

    RS200 - 200 production run Group B Rally car

    RS2000 - 2000cc Ford Escort RS Cosworth

    Focus RS - 2000cc N/A FWD Focus (to be released)

    Foucs RS WRC - 2000cc Turbocharged 4WD WRC Rally Car (no road going equivalent)
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    There was produced 200 cars is partly right my friend! Acctualy there were produced 200 chassis plates of numbers, but far more cars!! In Norway there are two RS 200 cars! One of them is Martin Schance's old car (Mr.Rallycross). But that car i belive have had about 10 different shells and frames!! ;-)<!-- Signature -->
     
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    <!-- QUOTE --><center><hr width="90%"></center><blockquote><i>Quote from brit streetracer</i>
    <b>the RS2000 and the RS Cosworth escorts are two completely different models. when new regulation came in aboutpower in standard cars and when insurance rate rocketed in the UK ford started to make less powerful cars, the RS2000 is N/A.
    and i should know this cos i'm from manchester</b></blockquote><center><hr width="90%"></center><!-- END QUOTE -->

    The RS 2000 has nothing to do with the RS200 car! The rs 2000 was a model of the Mk 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 escort! The Mk1 rs 2000 and the mk2 rs 2000 was uses in rally! Driven by Roger Clark Mk1(LVX-942-J the esso blue car) and Henry Toivonen i belive drove the Rothmans Mk2 works escort! The RS 2000 cars is fitted with a 2,0 l pinto engine producing 105 bhp standard! These engines is exelent to tune! I have tuned many of these engines and it is easy and cheap to get aprox. 180 bhp out of them! A escort Mk1 weigth aprox. 730kg and with a 180 bhp engine it kicks ass even today!! ;-) I acctualy own a Mk1 Escort "Mexico" fitted with a 1620ccm Kent engine producing aprox. 150 bhp! I thing that car is fast! Imagine it with a 2,0l BDX engine producing 280 bhp and revs 9500rpm<!-- Signature -->
     
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    didn't they use the same engine though?<!-- Signature -->
     
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    About the price and 'giving away' thing... After the end of group B Ford indeed wasn't able to get rid of the 200 produced cars... (I read this recently..) They were quite rough when building up the interior, they were only ment to rally with weren't they? So Ford had to rebuilt them, and smoothe them up... That's why they cost so dam'n much back then!! Took quite long for Ford to sell them all. (They were 4000 pounds more expensive then a Ferrari Testerossa!!!)Because they were bloody fast half of the 200 produced probably have been totalled... So they are very rare nowadays and probably unpayable.... TOO BAD!!!!

    (Maybe a kitcar for me later on.... ? :S )
     
  24. #24 700bhpcaterham, Dec 6, 2002
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    The RS200 was released just as the Stock market crashed in London, so not many people who might have bought the RS200 were bankrupt or couldn't afford it, and those that could wouldn't spend fifty grand on a ford. So Ford then cut the price as much as they could and began to sell them off for as little as they could afford to sell them, as they didn't want 200 of the most high-tech rally cars in the world kicking around in a shed.

    P.s. the cars were made from glass fibre, so the car bodies were built by reliant of Tamworth, the maker of three wheeler fame, and the cars were assembled there as well.

    http://www.evo.co.uk/ The thrill of driving
     
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    uhh no, there were like 25 or 50 evolution series, which are the insane 2.1 liter turbocharged 650 hp inline 4s that have a 0-60 of 2.01 second, which is in the guiness book of world records, they built like 100 1.8 liter inline 4s with 250 hp, non-turbo, and they built another 25 that had a bit more horse power and the remaining 25 or so were used as spare parts. yes, the evolutions go for around 50,000 but not the base model. they are pieces of crap. the evolution engines last for about a month without daily maintenance. if they completely rebuilt the engine block with today's technology, it could handle the insane pressure created by the turbo. it still remains the fastest accelerating production car in the world.
     

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