Ford Capri RS Tour Espana 2008 stage

A special stage on the last day of the Tour of Spain 08 onboard a works Ford Capri

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Ford Capri RS 2600 racing. With historic notes on the car.
Original video by: fordhistoric, In 1971, 1972, 1973, the Ford Capri RS2600 Touring cars beat virtually everything they faced, be it the 7-litre Chevrolet Camaro's, AMG Mercedes, Opel Commodore GS, Alpina BMW 2800cs, Broadspeed escort or the Alfa Romeo's. The most memorable performance was again in the SPA 24-hour race in Belgium where the three competing cars finished 1-2-3 with Jochen Mass and fellow ex-formula 1 driver Hans Stuck winning. The RS2600 was powered by Fords V6 engine using Westlake heads and fuel injection, putting out 320 hp. In 1974 the RS 3100 Cologne Capri's were acclaimed as Europe's fastest touring cars of the time. The car used Fords new Cosworth V6 GAA engine putting out 450 hp to 475 hp at 9000 rpm and sounded incredible. Unfortunately the energy crisis hit in 1974, and the Capri did not have a chance to fully prove itself, but it also did very well in other race series. These cars should not be forgotten. The Capri RS2600 - Won: 1,2,3 Finish, SPA 24-hour race in Belgium - Won: 1971 European car Championship - Won: 1971 British Touring Car championship. - Won: 1972 European car Championship - Won: 1972 British Touring Car championship. - Won: 1972 Makes Championship - 8th and 10th place: 1972, Le-Mans 24hour race - 2nd: In series1973 European Touring Car Championship The Capri RS3100 - Won: 1974: Makes Championship - 1st in class 9 hours /2nd overall: 1974: 6 hours Unbarring - 1st overall: 1974: 4 hours, Jarama, Spain - 1st overall: 1974: in class Kyalami, SA - 5th - 1st in class: 1974: 1000 KMS, Nurburgring, World Championship - 2nd overall: 1974: Eifelrennen, Nurburgring German Championship - 4 hrs, Sandwort - 6th/accident delay - 2nd overall: 1974 : Norisring Races German Championship by Ford Hitechoils Copyright Disclaimer: Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for fair use for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use.

Ford Capri RS Tour Espana 2008 Ascari circuit
The first laps of the grid 3 race of the Tour of Spain 2008 on the ascari circuit onboard of the works Ford Capri RS winner of the Spa 24 Hours 1971 (Glemser)

2008 Tour Auto Magny Cours Ford Capri 2600 RS
Two laps in a factory Capri (winner of the 1971 Spa 24hours). The car had handling problems.

2008 Tour Auto Charade Ford Capri 2600 RS
A lap of Charade under heavy rain