Ford Sierra Cosworth RS500 (1988 ETCC Group A) - 1:43 Scale Diecast Model Car
International touring car racing experienced a renaissance during the 1980s, a development that dovetailed neatly with Ford Europe's renewed efforts to return to past motorsport glory. The focus of their efforts was the Sierra Cosworth RS500, a Group A homologation special based on their "world car" Sierra. With a turbocharged-and-intercooled 2-liter engine developed by Cosworth and capable of producing 300 horsepower in race tune, the Sierra proved to be a formidable weapon. Acting as the Ford factory team, the Texaco-liveried Eggenberger Motorsports RS500s claimed consecutive team titles in the 1987 and 1988 European Touring Car Championship, cementing the Sierra Cosworth's place as an '80s racing icon.
Presented here is AUTOart's 1:43-scale diecast replica of the 1988 Sierra Cosworth RS500, as driven to three race wins in the 1988 ETCC season by the pairing of Klaus Ludwig and Steve Soper. Exceptionally detailed (even by AUTOart's high standards) it features an opening hood that reveals an accurately rendered engine. As usual, interior and trim are also fully represented, with especially fine detail lavished on the racing rims and roll cage.
SPECIFICATIONS: 1:43 scale (approximately four inches in length). Diecast metal body, with opening hood. Comes with acrylic dust cover and mirrored display base.
PERFECT FOR: Ford Racing fans with a taste for European fair. Touring car racing historians. 1:43 collectors with an appreciation for the rarity of opening parts in this scale.