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AUTO NEWS – New Ford Sierra RS500 continuation automobiles to be constructed by UK engineering agency

New Ford Sierra RS500 continuation automobiles to be constructed by UK engineering agency


The British Touring Automobile Championship could have topped Ash Sutton as its newest champion, however you’ll shortly be capable of relive the wild days of the championship within the Nineteen Eighties in a brand new continuation Ford Sierra RS500 Group A automobile.

Engineering firm CNC Engineering AWS is constructing three of the automobiles in collaboration with former Touring automobile racer and automobile builder Andy Rouse – a 4 time BTCC champion and winner of the 1988 and 1989 championships in an unique Sierra RS500.

Every instance can be based mostly upon an unique Ford Sierra bodyshell, with the primary instance utilizing an unique motorsport shell that has been saved because the late Eighties. All can be equipped in plain white paint, however with the choice of customized liveries. 

The CNC Motorsport AWS group has entry to drawings and knowledge to provide elements particular to the Rouse race-prepared title profitable machine, such because the entrance suspension uprights, rear arms, gasoline tank enclosure and the trademark side-exit exhaust. The automobiles can be produced to 1990 specification. 

The continuation Sierras will all include related papers, a motorsport gasoline cell and roll cage certificates, and an Andy Rouse Engineering construct plate. They may all be able to race in numerous historic collection, together with HSCC touring Vehicles and the Silverstone Basic.

Underneath the bonnet can be a newly constructed 575bhp Cosworth YB engine, which can drive the rear wheels by means of a five-speed handbook gearbox and a viscous differential. 

Alan Strachan, the boss of CNC Engineering AWS, labored for Andy Rouse Engineering in interval, and is now a famend restorer and builder of basic touring automobiles. He mentioned: “The automobiles are nice enjoyable to drive, comparatively straightforward to keep up and significantly extra reasonably priced to run than Tremendous Touring automobiles. RS500s are additionally a terrific draw for the followers that fondly keep in mind these fire-breathing monsters. The automobiles can be constructed and signed off by Andy, simply as we did in interval.”

Andy Rouse added: “When Alan informed me he had acquired a model new bodyshell, we got here up with the concept to construct right continuation automobiles simply as they’d have been in our Binley workshop. He was the one individual I trusted to construct automobiles that might carry the ARE construct plate.”

Every automobile will value from £185,000, with choices for spares packages and liveries. The primary automobile is anticipated to be accomplished in 2022.

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