Dan Williamson avec Factory-Original Ford RS Cosworths: The Originality Guide to the Ford Sierra, Sapphire and Escort RS Cosworths
The launch of the Sierra RS Cosworth in 1985 was a giant step forward for Ford. Initially developed for competition homologation, it was soon one of the most desirable fast cars that the public could buy. Its performance, at the time, was truly astonishing and remains impressive today. It was also the first of a family of turbocharged sporting Ford Cosworth models, ranging through the Sierra 500 RS Cosworth, the Sapphire RS Cosworth, the Rouse Sport RS Cosworth, the Escort RS Cosworth and the Escort RS Cosworth Monte Carlo.All these cars are doubly desirable today, and owners and potential owners anxious to establish the cars' correct original factory specifications and equipment will find all the information they need here in this book, backed up by hundreds of specially commissioned colour photographs of outstanding examples. As in the other titles in our authoritative and successful Factory-Original series, all aspects are covered: body panels, external trim and badging, paint colours, interior trim, dashboard, instruments and switches, under-bonnet components, engine and transmission, lamps and all other features right down to the tool kit. Of particular interest is the detailed information provided on components developed for and unique to the RS Cosworths as against the standard Ford models, and on the parts borrowed or adapted from a variety of Ford models to create the perfect recipe for the Cosworths.
Sporting Escorts have been a fixture in Dan Williamson's life for longer than he remembers. Early childhood spent sliding across the seats of his dad's GT-engined Mk1 instilled an anorak-level addiction to fast Fords. Like most Escort enthusiasts, his condition is incurable. Dan was given his first car aged 15, a 1972 Mk1 that's perhaps best described as a long-term project. It currently shares garage space with a '71 Mexico and a 1600 Sport. Dan trained as a newspaper reporter before deciding it's more fun to write about cars. He's been a motoring journalist since 1997, working for the UK's leading automotive publishers. Today he's a freelance contributor to a variety of magazines, including Fast Ford.