CarTorque Series 2 - Ford Sierra Cosworth RS500 Group A
The Ford Sierra Cosworth RS500 exploded onto the touring car racing scene in Australia in 1987 with the all German ‘Eggenberger Motorsport’ team entering the James Hardie 1000 only to be disqualified for irregular wheel arches, but they certainly left their mark. Both the 1988 and 1989 Australian Touring car championships were won by the Dick Johnson Racing Team in Cosworth’s. A Cosworth claimed pole position at Bathurst from 1987 – 1990, only being beaten in 1991 by the brand new Nissan GT-R. They raced from 1987 – 1992 when the Touring Car rules were changed. However, between ’87 and ’90 the car to beat was the Sierra Cosworth RS500. The Caltex car was driven by Colin Bond and holds the record for the shortest racing life of any Group A car in history. It ran just 7 laps of Bathurst before it gave out and returned to the pits with an oil pressure problem. Colin built the car for the 1992 Bathurst race, but the Touring Car rule book was already being re-written with the dominance of the GT-R and finding themselves becoming increasingly uncompetitive against the Nissans, this was to be its only outing. After the race it was parked up and never race in Group A again. This is a story of the history as well as the resurrection of a once successful and famous marque. Rod has taken it from a forgotten memory to a glorious group A race car that he races in the historic series.
Ford Capri RS 2600 Cosworth V6 dyno crash failure
See more at https://www.facebook.com/CapriRS2600 Partial throttle runs for fuel mapping. Dyno was set to sweep 1000-7000rpm in 18 seconds. Limiter at 6450rpm. Crash at 5400rpm most likely due bad conrod bearing. 2. Engine http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a74qBoASVpA Race footage: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0VSPhrCESgw Highlights of season 2013: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mBzRnmYlIkI Season 2014 races: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLNlwH6jwTJFA4GvwQvx9sE8TQyi1LIr7z
872 bhp Ford Cosworth YB Dyno run!
At the time of completion (Summer 2006) this was the most-powerful 2-litre Cosworth YB in Europe (no gas). Built by Norwegian tuning gods, Jenspeed, for Leif Nilsen's track-day, 4wd Escort. Check out www.jenspeed.no and www.gatebil.com