The 1982 Ford Capri Werksturbo was a limited-edition version of the popular Ford Capri Turbo sports car, designed and produced by Ford of Germany. This high-performance vehicle was developed to compete in the German Touring Car Championship (DTM) in the early 1980s, and it quickly became a favorite among car enthusiasts for its unique design and exceptional performance.
The Ford Capri Werksturbo was equipped with a turbocharged 1.8-liter engine that produced an impressive 188 horsepower. This power output was achieved through a range of modifications to the engine, including upgraded pistons, valves, and a larger turbocharger. The car also featured a five-speed manual transmission and a limited-slip differential, which allowed for precise control and handling at high speeds.
The exterior of the Ford Capri Werksturbo was designed with performance in mind. The car featured a wide-body kit that included flared fenders, a front spoiler, and a rear wing. These modifications not only improved the car's aerodynamics but also gave it a more aggressive and sporty appearance. The car was painted in a distinctive white and blue livery, which helped it stand out on the track.
The interior of the Ford Capri Werksturbo was designed to be lightweight and functional. The car featured racing seats and a roll cage, as well as a range of gauges and displays that provided the driver with essential information about the car's performance. The car also had a stripped-down interior, with no radio or air conditioning, which helped to reduce weight and improve performance.
The Ford Capri Werksturbo was a highly successful race car, winning several races in the DTM championship during its time on the track. The car's exceptional performance and unique design made it a favorite among racing fans, and it has since become a highly sought-after collector's item.
In conclusion, the 1982 Ford Capri Werksturbo was a unique and powerful sports car that left a lasting impact on the automotive industry. Its powerful engine, aerodynamic design, and lightweight construction made it a favorite among racing enthusiasts, and it remains a highly sought-after collector's item today. The Ford Capri Werksturbo will always be remembered as a classic of its time, and its legacy will continue to inspire car enthusiasts for generations to come.
From July 1981 to September 1982, German RS dealers marketed a limited edition, Zakspeed inspired, left-hand drive only, 'Werksturbo' model capable of 220 km/h (137 mph). Based on the 3.0 S, this derivative featured widened Series X bodywork, front and rear 'Ford Motorsport' badged spoilers, deep 7.5j four-spoked RS alloy wheels fitted with Pirelli P7 235/60VR13 tyres and an RS badged engine. The engine was based on a normally aspirated carburetor equipped 2.8-litre Cologne V6, Ford Granada (Europe) engine using electronic ignition, a tuftrided crankshaft, heavy duty head gaskets and oil pump, an oil cooler and a single Garrett T4 turbocharger providing 5.4 psi of boost, a limited slip differential, Bilstein dampers all around, an anti dive kit, uprated RS anti roll bars and single rear leaf springs, the engine put out 188 Hp at 5500 rpm. Figures of around 200 produced examples are common, but numbered transmission tunnels possibly indicate 155 conversions were made.
They wanted to built 200, but then when DTM changed the regulations there was no need to keep on making them. There are definitely 58 survivors, and there are 77 on the register in total.
This example comes from Switzerland. You can find in the register that four Werksturbo cars with chassis in a row from CJ14010 to CJ14013 built in May 1982 went to Switzerland from new, with this one first registered there on the 1st of February 1983. It has an original service book. A collector's car of which only 155 examples were built and only 58 are know to survive.
This car comes already for a second time to our auction platform for sale. Car for sale due to selling off private collection.
|First Registration Date
|2.792 ccm, 188 PS, Turbo V6
|Left Hand Drive
|Rear Wheel Drive
|Color - exterior
|Color - interior
|Chassis / VIN
|Location - Country
|Location - City
|Jablonec nad Nisou
3-door coupe body type; RWD (rear-wheel drive), manual 4-speed gearbox; gasoline (petrol) engine with displacement: 2792 cm3, advertised power: 138 kW / 185 hp / 188 PS (DIN), torque: 268 Nm; characteristic dimensions: outside length: 4439 mm, width: 1780 mm, wheelbase: 2563 mm; reference weights: base curb weight: 1257 kg; top speed: 215 km/h (134 mph) (declared by factory); accelerations: 0-60 mph 7.6 s, 0-100 km/h 8 s (declared by factory)
Jablonec nad Nisou, Czechia