- Built from a new Motorsport 909 bodyshell in 2001
- Apparently competed in the Formula Saloon Championship at the hands of Gary Woodcock
- Totally rebuilt in 2018/19 with many new components
- Not registered for the road
- Only used on four track days since the rebuild
- The vendor tells us the car has been rated at 560hp
- Stripped and ready to race
- Full roll cage
- Fixed Recaro bucket seat with Sabelt harness
- DemonTweeks lap timer
- Lifeline Systems installed fire extinguisher
Obviously, as this is a race car, the interior mostly consists of a pedal box, steering wheel, roll cage and a seat. The advantage of a car being so stripped out is that nothing is hidden. And what is clear here is that this RS500 has been kitted out extremely well, with high end parts and a superb level of fit and finish.
The dash and door cards are custom built and look to be neatly finished, with the dash featuring a wide range of the usual motorsport toggles, cut-offs and gauges. So all the controls fall easily to hand and it’s very easy to keep an eye on the all important temperature, pressure and boost figures.
Again, as the car has seen so little use since the rebuild, all of the driver’s controls, the seat and the harness appear to be in excellent condition, with minimal evidence of wear or use.
- Classic Labatt’s BTCC livery
- Wide arches
- Adjustable front splitter
- Iconic whale tail
- Three-piece BBS alloys
- External battery isolator
- Polycarbonate windows
- Quick release bonnet pins and rear hatch latches
- Race specification tow eyes front and rear
Finished in the iconic Labatt’s livery this RS500 looks every inch the brutal 90s BTCC racer. And it’s all the better for it. Sprayed in gloss white with the livery then applied, the finish is excellent, with no significant marks or blemishes we could identify.
Similarly, the bodywork is presented in very good order, with no damage or corrosion we could discern at all. Quite simply, it looks magnificent.
The car is sitting on period correct 17-inch, three-piece BBS alloys. They’re finished with gold centres and polished barrels and lips and look to be in very nice condition. They are wrapped in sticky medium compound Dunlop racing slicks, 235/620 fronts and 290/645 rears.
We’ve saved the best for last though – the underside. Few cars are as clean and well presented underneath as this one is. The floors and sills look near immaculate, while the drivetrain components have clearly benefited from copious amounts of work, with significant refurbishment and many new parts.
- Harvey Gibbs built engine (2-litre, 16-valve Cosworth)
- Double valve springs, BD16 camshafts, WRC head gasket
- Fully ported head
- 200 block long studs
- BorgWarner 76/70 EFR twin-scroll turbo
- Nortec turbo manifold
- Turbosmart Hyper-Gate45 dump valve
- Oppliger Motorsport plenum with 1,000cc injectors
- Link engine management system with a bespoke loom
- Mapped by HT Racing, said to offer a reliable 560hp
- Ultra-light flywheel with AP twin plate paddle
- Quaife Motorsport ‘dog box’
- Gripper differential with race-spec driveshafts
- GAZ adjustable coilovers
- 700lb front and 1,400lb rear springs
- Bladed anti-roll bars front and rear
- Adjustable front top mounts
- Fusion front strut brace
- AP Racing brakes – four pot callipers front and rear
- AP Racing 360mm discs
- AP Racing master cylinders
- Twin Bosch fuel pumps and twin lift pumps
- ATL fuel cell
- Primary Designs bespoke exhaust system, with twin side exits
Just take a moment to drink in that specification list – Harvey Gibbs engine, Quaife transmission, BD16 cams, Borg Warner twin-scroll… It’s pretty much everything you could want from a motorsport focussed RS500, and then some.
This is a stunning race car that with a spanner check and fluids changed should be ready to go .
Offered at a fraction of the build cost ,
Please call to arrange to view this special race car .