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Thursday, January 26, 2006

Chris' Object of Automotive Desire - 10/20

Today's COoAD, the Ford RS200, is an obscure model - designed as a limited-production homologation special to legalize its counterpart Group B World Rally Car.

The Group B cars were famous in the 1980s for their high-strung, high-boost turbocharged engines and incredible (for the time) all-wheel-drive traction. Group B cars were infamous for their tendency to overwhelm even the best professional rally drivers, and several drivers were killed before Group B cars were eventually banned in favor of today's tamer World Rally Cars.

The Porsche 959 was one such example, but this one - plebian nameplate and generic looks notwithstanding - was more powerful and challenging even than the ultimate Porsche. This is one of history's all-time unknown supercars, and I've wanted one ever since I was it on the cover of an issue of Autoweek in 1985.



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