SierraCosworth RS road car;
Chassisnumber WFOEXXGBBEGU966xx is produced in June 1986.
WFO = World
Manufacturer identification -West Germany-.
History of this Car.
Ford Sierra RS Cosworth
PRODUCTION.- 1986; approximate number built: 5.500 ; assembled at Genk, Belgium with UK-built Cosworth engine, Borg Warner five-speed gearbox and Ferguson Viscous Coupling rear drive.
Ford Cosworth YBB.
Valve gear: four valves per cylinder, twin overhead camshafts, belt-drive. Fuel and ignition: Garrett Airesearch T03, compact air intercooler, Weber-Marelli microprocessor managed four injector injection and ignition. Installation: Front, longitudinal.
Rear drive, Viscous Coupling limited slip differential. Gearbox:Borg Warner TS.
Gearbox:Borg Warner TS.
Independent by McPherson struts, lower track control arms (TCAs), coaxial coil
springs, Fichtel & Sachs twin tube gas damper inserts, 28 mm diameter front
Power assisted, Cam Gears/TRW rack and pinion, lock to lock: 2.6 turns.
WHEELS AND TYRES
unique Rial (BBS style) alloys, 7 x 15 in.
Type: 3-dr hatchback Sierra L with Phoenix-manufactured body kit and rear wing to Ford design, wheelarch extensions, side sills, front bumper/spoiler with flexible rubber extension, twin bonnet louvres, air intake between headlights. Colour: Originally sold only in white, Moonstone blue metallic and black.
Construction: Steel monocoque with polyurethane and rubber body additions. Dimensions: Length, 4,458 mm; width, 1,727 mm; height, 1,377 mm; wheelbase, 2,609 mm: front track, 1,450 mm; rear track, 1,470 mm; weight, 1,205 kg.
PERFORMANCE AND ECONOMY (Manufacturer’s figures)
speed: 149.8 mph (240 km/h German homologation).
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