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Ford RS 200

(1985 model)

Brief specs of 1985 Ford RS 200

2-door 2-seater fixed-head coupé, petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 16-valve straight (inline) engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 1803 cm3 / 110.0 cu in / 110.0 cu in, 179.0 kW / 240.0 hp / 240.0 hp @ 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm, 280.0 N·m / 206.5 lb·ft / 206.5 lb·ft @ 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, all wheel drive, 229 km/h / 142 mph / 142 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)FordIssued from1985
ModelRS 200Issued until
SerieRSNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerFord Motor CompanyCountryUS,AR,AU,BR,DE,FR,UK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typefixed-head coupéNumber of seats2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)4450 l / 157.15 cu ft / 157.15 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length3998 mm / 157.4 in / 157.4 inTotal (curb) weight1180 kg / 2601 lb / 2601 lb
Width1763 mm / 69.4 in / 69.4 inDry weight
Height1321 mm / 52.0 in / 52.0 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2530 mm / 99.6 in / 99.6 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1501 mm / 59.1 in / 59.1 inTowing weight
Track rear1496 mm / 58.9 in / 58.9 inWeight distribution (front)50.0 % / 50.0 % / 50.0 %
Ground clearanceFuel capacity116 l / 25.5 UK gal / 30.6 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.58  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.4Frontal area (A)1.98 m2 / 21.3 sq ft / 21.3 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.79 m2 / 8.5 sq ft / 8.5 sq ft (est.)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)19.7 kW / 26.4 hp / 26.4 hp (est.)

Engine

Engine CodeBDTTotal number of cylinders4
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 4 cylinder)Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerFordValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionBore86.0 mm / 3.39 in / 3.39 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke77.6 mm / 3.06 in / 3.06 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.11
Fuel supplyFord EEC IV fuel injectionEngine displacement1803 cm3 / 110.0 cu in / 110.0 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity450.75 cm3/cylinder / 27.506 cu in/cylinder / 27.506 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio8.2 : 1
SumpMax. output power179.0 kW / 240.0 hp / 240.0 hp at 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm
AspirationturbochargedMax. torque280.0 N·m / 206.5 lb·ft / 206.5 lb·ft at 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm
Compressor type1 Garrett AiResearch T03/4 turbochargerMaximum rpm
IntercooleryesMax. net output (power at the wheels)95.1 kW / 127.5 hp / 127.5 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output99.3 kW/l / 2.182 bhp/cu in / 2.182 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque155.3 N·m/l / 1.36 lb·ft/cu in / 1.36 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears5
Wheel driveall wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.79
  Final gear (drive) ratio4.38

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed229 km/h / 142 mph / 142 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)5.00 s / 5.00 s / 5.00 sPower-to-weight ratio203.4 kW/ton / 154.1 bhp/ton / 154.1 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationmiddleEngine alignmentlongitudinal
Steeringrack & pinionSteering details
Turns lock-to-lock2.3Turning circle
Suspension frontIndependent, Double wishbones, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearIndependent, Double wishbones, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)
Wheels front8 x 16Wheels rear8 x 16
Tyres frontPirelli 225/50 VR 16Tyres rearPirelli 225/50 VR 16
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes rearventilated disc
Brake diameter front285 mm / 11.2 in / 11.2 inBrake diameter rear285 mm / 11.2 in / 11.2 in
Brakes detailsABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Ford RS 200

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