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 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 shall 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 shall be provided in plain white paint, however with the choice of customized liveries.
The CNC Motorsport AWS staff has entry to drawings and information to supply components particular to the Rouse race-prepared title successful machine, such because the entrance suspension uprights, rear arms, gasoline tank enclosure and the trademark side-exit exhaust. The automobiles shall 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 are going to all be able to race in varied historic sequence, together with HSCC touring Vehicles and the Silverstone Basic.
Beneath the bonnet shall be a newly constructed 575bhp Cosworth YB engine, which can drive the rear wheels by a five-speed guide 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 inexpensive to run than Tremendous Touring automobiles. RS500s are additionally an amazing draw for the followers that fondly bear in mind these fire-breathing monsters. The automobiles shall be constructed and signed off by Andy, simply as we did in interval.”
Andy Rouse added: “When Alan instructed me he had acquired a model new bodyshell, we got here up with the thought 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 will carry the ARE construct plate.”
Every automobile will price from £185,000, with choices for spares packages and liveries. The primary automobile is predicted to be accomplished in 2022.
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