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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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+1 for a white one. And hopefully a blue one too

Does anyone remember an '80s police version of the RS200?
Maybe it's my imagination, or a prototype or just done up to look like a police car.
Somewhere I've got a photo from an '80s motorshow of a sporty transit pulling an RS200 on a trailer, all done up in the same white/blue race livery.
I should be doing DIY so I'll pop off now and look for it.

Anyway, I like the red one, I'll be looking out for this. Shouldn't it have a red steering wheel though?
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Ta da!

I think this might have been 1986 judging by the other photos, but could be wrong.
So how about a Transit & RS200 set please Mr Norman?
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Hi, I found this on <> and thought it might be of interest:

Were they all white?
by Justin Smith » Sun Aug 16, 2009 9:37 pm

All cars were assembled from White Gel Coat Bodies and most stayed that colour when sold by FORD.

However, One owner who intended to buy chassis 70, 166, 104 and 159 had 104 and 159 painted black which FORD arranged, I think at either Strattons or Tickford. Sadly that purchaser died before ever taking delivery of his order so FORD, some time later, arranged the sale to new owners.

A similar deal was arranged by a Canadian buyer who intended to take 20 RS200's to Canada, these are the S cars.


Vehicles were selected and chassis 167 and 168 were painted blue whilst 120, 121, 138, and 178 were painted red.

In additional, the first owner of chassis 158 had it sprayed red after taking delivery, 115 was also sold as white but later changed to red.


Bob seems to recollect that a total of 6 cars were sold by FORD in non-white, here is an email from Bob on the subject...

"Hi Justin, Initially all cars were painted white because most of the initial orders were for rally use. Then, when the FISA ban was imposed in May 86 we did some re-thinking because virtually all the rally orders were cancelled leaving us with a different sales programme to run.. So we did an exercise with Strattons of Wilmslow who painted 2 black, 2 red and 2 mid-blue. Subsequently a number of purchasers also painted cars in different colours. I knew of at least 1 more red, 2 yellow (one belonging to Graham Hathaway). A race car in the US was painted in a scheme similar to the Boreham rally cars but with the broad blue stripe and the narrow blue stripes replaced by 3 shades of brown. Cheers, Bob H "

( accessed 13/04/12)

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