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Ford RS200 "Red Road Car"
Reference No: C3319
Type: Single car, crystal box
Class: Road/Street
Availability: through Collector Centers only
Release Date: July 2012

From Scalextric Press Release;
"The Scalextric model"
Originally a 1984-86 4-Wheel Drive Group B Rally Car, the famous rally car from
Ford was extensively used in rallying and rallycross and can still be seen in
competition today. The car was soon replicated as a standard road car as
demand grew from motoring enthusiasts who wanted road going versions. Many
motor kit-car businesses have reproduced this iconic competition car for road use
as well as for continued competition after Ford ceased production of the RS200.

Power came from a 1.8 litre, single turbocharged Ford/Cosworth "BDT" engine
producing up to 450 horsepower (340 kW) in racing trim. Although the RS had the
balance and poise necessary to be competitive, its power to weight ratio was
poor by comparison, and its engine produced notorious low-RPM lag, making it
difficult to drive. Factory driver Kalle Grundel's third place finish at the 1986 WRC
Rally of Sweden represented the vehicle's best-ever finish in Group B rallying
competition, although the model did see limited success outside of the ultracompetitive
Group B class.

High detail. Magnatraction. Quick-change guide blade. DPR

Motor; Mabuchi SP - 18k rpm
Gear ratio; 11:36
Chassis; Rear Mounted Motor
Side-Winder - Rear two-wheel drive
Magnet; Rectangular 2.5 mm - Down-force 200 gm
Overall length; 125 mm
Wheelbase; 78 mm
Axle/Hub width; 54 mm Front - 54 mm Rear
Tyre diameter; 20(ext), 13(int), 8 mm Front - 20(ext), 13(int), 8 mm Rear
Weights; Car 78 gm
Case; 156gm

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QUOTE (JEXY1 @ 12 Apr 2012, 11:39) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Many motor kit-car businesses have reproduced this iconic competition car for road use
That's true for sure. Here's my Subaru parked up next to one. This particular RS200 replicar is an Impreza WRX underneath, powered by a modified Legacy motor.

DSCF1047 by stoooo, on Flickr

I can't say that I'm too keen on the plain red, though. Oh, and just out of curiosity, where exactly are these "Collector Centres" ?
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Then your Googling skills have failed you, DJ.

It's even a left hooker.
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OK, DJ, I'll let you off. You may have a point, though; why would a UK plated car (the model) be LHD ?

Oh, and I was just looking in the mirror in the picture I posted (failing miserably to see the back of the RS200) and is that a Subaru 360 and a Toyota 2000GT I see up against the opposite wall ?

EDIT: Hmm, appears to have been a legit number back in the day...
Hey, DJ, times are tough. I bet he'd haggle down to a nice round £100K if you turned up with a suitcase full of cash.
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QUOTE (DJ @ 13 Apr 2012, 20:01) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Tough for some Stoooo, a lad I went to school with and lives a mile from me won £41 million quid on the lottery recently.
Might just pop round for old times sake....

With that he could probably buy SCX and still have enough left over for the RS200.
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QUOTE (scuderia_turini @ 13 Apr 2012, 19:55) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Its strange that Hornby chose to not put the auxiliary lights into the front apron.
QUOTE (JEXY1 @ 12 Apr 2012, 10:39) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>

Good point, Scud. The moulding is obviously there for them to have been recessed.

By the way, I'm still waiting for an answer as to my question about what exactly is a 'collector centre'. Anybody know ?
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