While the Sierra nameplate isn’t actually evoking sporty memories, if you’re a fan of the brand you do know there’s one particular version to crave for – the Cosworth RS500.
Just 500 examples were ever produced of the Ford Sierra Cosworth RS500, purposely dubbed the “car wing” by aficionados due to the impressive ratio out in the back. They all had the so-called whale tail and most of them were menacing thanks to the all-black color treatment just like the example here, and the model was of course inspired and motivated by the existence of the race car counterpart. The street Cosworth-powered Sierra RS500 delivered 224 hp (167 kW) and 204 lb-ft (277 Nm) thanks to the Garrett turbo-prepared 2.0-liter engine, and with RWD it delivered an impressive for the day run to 62 mph (100 kph) in 6.2 seconds before hitting 153 mph (246 kph).
The example seen here is number #387 and has been kept in pristine condition, racking a mere 11,000 miles (17,702 kilometers) on the odometer in no less than 30 years of service. Cosworth specialist John Taylor took care of work for it – and the car is so original it still has the same Dunlop set of tires it arrived with in late 1987 when it met its first owner. Silverstone Auctions will be offering the model at the Classic Sale 2017 during July 29-30 with an estimate of between £90,000 and £100,000.