The best Cos­worth

Rutherglen Reformer - - Motors -

The most iconic per­for­mance car of the 1980s is cel­e­brat­ing its 30th an­niver­sary in style, hav­ing been named the‘Ultimate Cos­worth’ by one of the UK’s big­gest one-make car shows.

The Ford Sierra RS500 Cos­worth pipped its spir­i­tual suc­ces­sor, the Es­cort RS Cos­worth, to the post, se­cur­ing over 55 per cent of the votes in an online sur­vey car­ried out by Ford Fair.

A spe­cial dis­play cel­e­brat­ing both of the fast Fords will be one of the main features of this year’s show, at Sil­ver­stone, this Sun­day.

The RS500 was orig­i­nally de­vel­oped for ho­molo­ga­tion pur­poses to give the eight­ies’ favourite rep­mo­bile, the humble Ford Sierra, a chance to com­pete in World, Euro­pean and Bri­tish Tour­ing Car Cham­pi­onships.

Quirky

£13,999 89bhp, 1,242cc, 4cyl petrol en­gine driv­ing four wheels via five-speed man­ual gear­box 103mph 11.1 sec­onds 60.1 9 106g/km 20% 3yrs/62,000 miles

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