Motor Sport News - - Monsters: Ford Sierra Rs500 -

Even to­day – dur­ing a time in which cars are get­ting big­ger – Ford’s Galaxie looks gar­gan­tuan. The sev­en­l­itre V8 ar­rived in the Bri­tish Sa­loon Car Cham­pi­onship, as the BTCC was then known, in 1963. Jack Sears won on the car’s de­but at Sil­ver­stone and went on to take his sec­ond driv­ers’ crown. Jaguar’s time as the tin-top pace­set­ter, which stretched back to be­fore the BTCC had even be­gun, was over. Amer­i­can V8 power would largely dom­i­nate for the next decade.

Ford Galaxie was one of the first mon­sters The Group 2 Jaguar was fast but frag­ile

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