Destined for Stoneleigh 2019, but definitely due for launch this year, is this new Ford RS200 replica from Essex-based RS Retro.

The company’s aim is to build the best RS200 ever made. The car has been designed using CAD and although there will is no donor vehicle per se customers will be able to DIY-build one using off-the-shelf parts.s

Power comes from Ford Zetec and on the demo car that means a fully forged bottom end along with a hybrid turbo, custom inlet and BDA rocker covers.

Kit packages are extremely comprehensive and come in at £19,000 and include the fully powdercoated chassis with integral rollcage, GRP body fully-prepped and ready for paint, fully adjustable suspension, Wilwood/Cosworth brakes, GAZ Shocks ad a lot else besides.

A projected DIY budget to complete a car is estimated at around £35,000, with turnkeys starting from £50,000. Currently, only two-wheel drive is available but the company plans to introduce a four-wheel drive option fairly soon. We’ll bring you more information on this very exciting newcomer as we get it.

You can search ‘RS Retro’ on Facebook or visit their holding page website at ENDS.