We are delighted that you have chosen this limited-production, high-performance, FORD car, and we hope it will provide you with a great deal of fast, but safe, motoring.
The RS200 was designed, not only as a very advanced four-wheel-drive road car, but as a machine to form the basis of a truly competitive Group B rally car. Although some existing FORD parts have been used in the design, the general concept and layout is a no-compromise solution to the needs of drivers in this highly sophisticated class of motoring.
In particular, the RS200 is the first-ever FORD car to be sold with a mid-mounted engine, and a two-seater coupe body style with four wheel drive.
To provide for the owner's needs, to enjoy, maintain, and service such a sophisticated car, we are also providing a unique type of Owner's Manual. In addition to the normal information, regarding equipment, function, technical data, and maintenance, for the RS200 we also provide advice on the recommended driving techniques for a four-wheel-drive car, much more owner information than usual on major servicing requirements, and advice on the way to prepare the car for use in competitions.
There is also a complete list of components, with FORD part numbers, of the standard road car.
Because we are anxious to keep in touch with all the original owners, and with those who purchase the car from a previous owner as well, we invite you to complete the Owner's Registration Form which follows this introduction, and return it to us for our records. From time to time, we plan to issue further bulletins about the future development and improvement of the RS200s.
Great care has been taken to ensure that your FORD RS200 complies with the regulations which apply to its use on the road, or in competitions. Should adjustments be required to the car, about which you or your mechanics are not sure, the necessary advice is available from:
Ford Motor Company Limited,
Motorsport Parts Division,
- this will enable you to optimise the settings, and provide maximum performance, roadholding, stability
and security for any purpose.
Ford Rallye Sport dealers are at your disposal, to service the car properly, and expertly.
The EEC is progressively adopting a common system of unit measure utilising 'S.1.' units. These units have therefore been predominantly used throughout this publication.
In most cases the S.1.' and metric units are identical; therefore the 'S.l.' unit is shown together with the Imperial equivalent. Where the 'SI.' and metric units are not the same, all three units are quoted. The current emphasis on the use of units means that the designations used must be absolutely correct. This may result in some units appearing unfamiliar. For example, where kilograms or pounds force are used (e.g. pressures), as distinct from kilograms or pounds weight (e.g. Kerb weight), the units are written as kgf (lbf) and not kg (Ib).
The illustrations, technical information and data contained in this publication, to our best knowledge, were correct at the time of going to print. The right to change prices, specifications, equipment and maintenance instructions at anytime, without notice, is reserved as part of our policy of continuous development and improvement.
No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted in any form, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, translating or other means without prior permission of Ford Motor Company Limited.
No liability can be accepted for any inaccuracies or omissions in this publication, although every possible care has been taken to make it as complete and accurate as possible.
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