1988 Ford Sierra Cosworth RS500
Offered by Silverstone Auctions | Sywell, U.K. | May 28, 2022
The Ford Sierra was a European family car sold between 1982 and 1993. For a brief time, the two-door variant was sold in the U.S. as the Merkur XR4Ti. A high-performance version, offered as a hatchback in 1986 and 1987 and as a sedan from 1988-1992, was also sold. It was called the Sierra RS Cosworth.
In 1987, some people at Ford thought about homologating the car for touring car racing, which required 500 “evolution” models. So Ford roped in Aston Martin Tickford to help convert the cars to “RS500” spec. Changes included a larger turbocharger for the 2.0-liter inline-four, which now was good for 224 horsepower. The front end was reworked to aid cooling, and a second spoiler was added beneath the rear wing.
This car has less than 36,000 miles, and a pre-sale estimate has not yet been published. You can read more about it here.
Update: Sold, but Silverstone won’t tell us for how much. Lame. Gotta love that transparency.