The "SPD200" is a lookalike replica of the highly respected Ford RS200 "Group B" Rally Car, with the exception that the engine is retained in its donor format, up front.
It is of the correct physical size and appearance which, whilst not true to the mid-engine theme, retains simplicity and affordability for the average builder. By utilising the donor front and rear cross members, the construction is not only simplified, but also allows all the goods to be imported to the kit such as anti-roll bar, abs braking etc. With the donor model being any Sierra, from standard rear drive Pinto versions, through to the superior Xr4x4 or Cosworth, and up to 90% of the parts, the build can represent an economic route to this ever popular car.
The SPD200 is built onto an all-new powder coated chassis with integral roll cage protected centre cockpit section. The body panels are manufactured in grp with white primer gellcoat finish for minimal flatting and painting upon completion of the build.
The chassis base is formed of 40mm sq steel tube with both 32 and 25mm intermediates, cross-bracing and triangulation, all resulting in a torsionally rigid, mid-weight structure. Different option, front and rear chassis sub-assemblies, simply bolt to the cockpit centre section.
The roll cage comprises a 45mm CDS main hoop, with 38mm over door & over screen front bars and 38mm rear braces.
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