Ford RS200 Evolution 

  • built in USA
  • 1986
  • 580 HP 2.1L
  • 249 mph
 
Since the best in the business came out to help Ford, including chief engineer John Wheeler and Tony Southgate, the RS200 Evolution represented the absolute pinnacle of modern racing development.
by Top Speed (Nov, 2005)
While over 200 standard RS200s were made, only 24 Evolution models were produced to stay ahead of the competition.
by Top Speed (Nov, 2005)

Road Tests Real world tests of the Ford RS200 Evolution

0-60mph

RS200 Evolution
3.6 s
Veyron
2.7 s

Top speed

RS200 Evolution
249 mph
Fiesta RS WRC
118 mph

Data points Key details of the Ford RS200 Evolution

Number built

RS200 Evolution
24 cars
LaFerrari
499 cars
Ferrari Enzo
440 cars

Horsepower

RS200 Evolution
580 HP
Veyron
987 HP
LaFerrari
950 HP

In The News From around the web

10
Dec

Ford RS200 Evolution

www.supercars.net
For years, many people were baffled when they opened up the Guinness Book of Records and discovered that the world's fastest accelerating car was a none other than a Ford - and a curiously small, almost goofy looking one which looked like nothing made on American soil.
It was specifically designed as Ford's first four wheel drive contender for the radical Group B class rally racing, but a minimum number of road-certified examples had to be made to meet homologation requirements.
29
Nov

1986 Ford RS200 Evolution - Top Speed

www.topspeed.com
It was specifically designed as Ford’s first four wheel drive contender for the radical Group B class rally racing, but a minimum number of road-certified examples had to be made to meet homologation requirements.
When combining the extremely lightweight chassis, a low polar moment of inertia and massive amount of turbo-lag, power delivery on the limit was particularly hard to manage.

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Brand Ford
Year 1986
Highest auction price 1986 Ford RS200 Evolution, $159k, March 2011
Number built 24 cars

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 4.48 lb/hp
Maximum hp 580 HP @ 8,000 RPM
Maximum torque 401 ft-lb @ 5,500 RPM
Max RPM 9,000 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc
Rear brakes Disc
Front wheels 406/? 203
Rear wheels 406/? 203

physical dimensions

Curb weight 2,596 lb
Width 69.4 in
Height 52 in
Length 157.4 in
Front track width 59.1 in
Wheelbase 99.6 in

road tests

Top speed 249 mph
0-60mph 3.6 s

transmission

Drivetrain 4WD w/Triple Ferguson Viscous Coupling LSDs
Shift system Manual
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 5 gears

engine

Displacement 2,100 cc
Air compressor Turbocharger
Fuels Gas
Compression ratio 7.2:1
Bore/stroke 3.54 in / 3.31 in
Valvetrain DOHC
Valves per cylinder 4 valves
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