What does "S" Mean = "Best Road RS200's ever"
The genius behind this great idea was Mr Murray ! from Canada
In fact, Murray realise that the original car was underepower and that the S version was in reality how the car should be ! We agree
The deal involved the sale of 20 vehicles to Canada.
A deposit was paid and the chassis numbers were selected from the FORD stock.
These vehicles then had upgrades done to them, electric windows, some with air-con, ears and rally colours with blue stripes + the 350 HP upgrade engine of course. The target was to make them "best Road RS200's ever" and Murray succeed as the S Version is the Best Road RS200
FORD agree to badge them as RS200S.
FORD at that time would not permit this without a heck of a lot of paperwork filling and decision making at a very high level, rules regarding the use of names and letters on cars were very stringent,
Bob Howe suggested that once in the hands of the Canadian purchaser they would be able to add the letter S as they so required.
May be all EVO S cars had the heavy duty rear differential and power steering.
There were at least 2 A/C cars both road. The others all had air - recirculation and an improved (better fittment) air flow into and out of the stock fan.
These cars had an excellent windshield heater that was not switchable and fully functional in the summer (radiator outflow). small repairs to how the air system flowed improved the heat levels in the cockpit immensely - much cooler.
All EVO S cars were supposed to have black sparco's 1cm wider, all road cars to have red sparcos and Recarro's most cars were delivered with only one set of seats. All supposed to come with a set of Sabelt Belts in addition to the 3 point belt. Some of them like chassis 167 was used as rally cars.
Of the 20 cars selected, 16 were "normal" road cars and 4 were evolutions.
RS200 Evolution 'S' cars:- 096, 101, 153, & 168.
RS200 'S' Road
cars and Rally cars 102, 109, 110, 111, 120, 121, 125, 129, 137, 138, 144,
152, 164, 167, 173, 175.
The Canadian deal fell through but at least 2 have been sold in Canada, the others cars was sold around the world, and I ve been myself in UK testing a S version in 1990 and bought 2 cars for me and my partner.
Of course, we buy them because they had 350 HP !
See the coming book soon