The greatest touring car of all time
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The greatest touring car of all time

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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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