Ford Sierra Cosworth RS500
1987-1987, 500 produced.
Hatchback,3 doors,5 seats
By 1987 Ford was ready to launch its face-lift Sierra range which now included a four door Sapphire model. As its high performance Cosworth variant was based on the old and out going three door saloon body the Cosworth Sierra would have to use the new four door Sapphire as its base. However, as a parting shot, Ford announced a special "run-out" edition of the three door model, the Sierra Cosworth RS500.
The RS500 would be limited to a run of just 500 cars, all of them boasting even more power than the previous Sierra Cosworth. As before the car came decked out with its trademark "whale-tail" spoiler, and a new front spoiler.
Buyers Guide Ford Sierra RS Cosworth featured in Practical Classics October 2007– available from our sister site Bookbase. Click here to view.
|1993cc||S4 DOHC||Ford Cosworth (Pinto derived)||90.82mm x 76.95mm|
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Buyers Guide - Ford Sierra - Eighties Old School (1982-1993)
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|Track days are a great way to find out what your classic is capable of, test your mods and blow away the frustration of everyday driving.|
Side by Side - Sport for all
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|Side by Side - Sport for all - John Simister charts the rise of homologated cars. BMW 3.0 CSL, Ford Capri RS3100, Vauxhall Chevette 2300 HSR, Rover Vitesse Twin-Plenum, Ford Sierra Cosworth RS500.|
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|Publication||Classics Monthly November 2006|
|Battle bruisers - Intimidating, ferocious handling, four doors and room for the family. But which is the daddy? Sierra Cosworth v Lotus Carton|
Buying power - Ford Sierra XR4i, XR4x4 and RS Cosworth
|Publication||Classic Car Weekly 19 October 2006|
|Buying power - Ford Sierra XR4i, XR4x4 and RS Cosworth - Race on Sunday, sell on Monday - that was always Ford's attitude to its family cars and competition, and never has this been truer than with the Sierra Cosworth and its XR-badged cousins. Designed for the track and tuned for the road, KEITH ADAMS gives you the low-down on buying these fast Fords...|
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|Bad Boys' Toys - Four-door sporty saloons with 200bhp and fine handling were must-have in the power-suited '80s. There's comfort in older values reckons Paul Hardiman. Ford Sierra Cosworth, Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.5-16.|