Ford Sierra Sapphire 2.0 SAPPHIRE RS COSWORTH 4d X BBR CAR 350 BHP PX AUDI R8 MK2 FOCUS RS

Dornoch, United Kingdom

ยฃ31,995

1988
37K
Miles
Petrol
Manual
150
BHP
2.0L

Ford Sierra Sapphire 2.0 SAPPHIRE RS COSWORTH 4d X BBR CAR 350 BHP PX AUDI R8 MK2 FOCUS RS

1988 FORD SIERRA SAPPHIRE COSWORTH 2WD. GUIDEone of two 2WD examples supplied new to BRODIE BRITTAIN RACING LTD one of the largest tuning companies in Europe, this particular car was originally registered as 290KAB the initials of the company's Founder Member and Technical Director Ken Brittain, a race engineer specialising in chassis and engine tuning and design, guru on Forced Induction Techniques and the pioneering of "Chipping". Formerly the Manager of the Mitsubishi Works Racing Team during the 1980's after which he directed his efforts to the Ford Cosworth and other Turbocharged production vehicles. He was responsible for developing the now famous Mazda MX5 Turbo which was marketed as an official Mazda model. This example spent the first six years of its life in the hands of BBR Ltd during which time it appears to have covered around 3000 miles and as a product demonstration vehicle was dramatically upgraded to produce in the region of 400BHP. What we understand some of these upgrades included were a 200 4X4 block, T34 Turbo, larger Intercooler, increase Turbo boost, 3 bar Map Sensor, fast road camshafts, quick shift close ratio gearbox, stiffened and lowered suspension, the fitting of a 4X4 Cosworth bonnet to specifically lower the engines running temperature, and grey injectors which were changed to greens when the car was detuned to approximately 340BHP prior to its disposal by BBR Ltd. During 1999 the car appears on an Auction listing now with 9100 miles recorded and is described as being "one of the fastest road going Cosworth's there is by using race technology". From 2004 to 2014 we are told that the car was stored by its owners in temperature controlled facilities and seldom used, with one previous owner stating at approximately 14000 miles the car was given an Engine rebuild with "basically everything new apart from the crank, rods and Cams" and at around 18000 miles the car has its turbo rebuilt and was live mapped to 330 pushing 33psi of boost by Castle Engineering. The car has now covered a warranted 36735 miles from new and is presented with an extensive amount invoices, receipts and previous MOT test certificates contained within the history file but no Service Book, along with an advisory free MOT,, Ford Radio and Ford Amp although the speakers have been upgraded to Kenwood ones. The car will retain the Cherished Registration HSU932 it now carries as this is the number that is etched on the glass and as such is part of the cars history. As to this cars sister car little is known of its whereabouts but it is unsubstantiated but rumored that it was specifically commissioned by the King of Dubai In 2019 we stripped the floor and recovered it from the engine bay back, while the car was apart we had the gearbox and dif reconditioned, We replaced all the brakes with new ones, brake pipes is green like the original, new shafts, fuel tank brake backing plates etc

2.0 SAPPHIRE RS COSWORTH 4d X BBR CAR 350 BHP PX AUDI R8 MK2 FOCUS RS

Engine

  • Layout Front Engined
  • Size 2.0L
  • Aspiration Turbo

Performance

  • Power 150 bhp
  • Torque 100 lbs/ft
  • Top speed 150 mph
  • Acceleration 0 to 62 in 6.1 s

Transmission

  • Type Manual
  • Gears 5
  • Driven wheels Rear Wheel Drive

Fuel

  • Type Petrol

Interior

  • Seats 5

Exterior

  • Doors 4
  • Colour White
  • Body type Saloon

Dimension

  • Vehicle height 1,376 mm
  • Vehicle width 1,698 mm

History

  • Owners 12

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