The greatest touring car of all time

The greatest touring car of all time

Ford's RS500 won races and titles around the world. As it reaches its 30th birthday, which will be marked by a special display at Autosport International, it's time to assess its place in tin-top history

More than arguably any other car, Ford's RS500 comes to mind when talking about touring car racing's most spectacular machines.

In many ways the turbo tin-top was flawed. Chiefly, the Sierra chassis and its rubber were incapable of coping with the 500+bhp its two-litre engine produced.

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