This time we get closer to our days with a product born in the early ‘90s - where technology and modern society begins to rise. In a time where the Media gains such power that changed everyone’s life by getting in our houses with global news, the Gulf War and that very strange thing called “Internet” - the www was born, and every known boundary was rewritten.
Radical changes all around the world, the 90’s was a decade of transition, especially for the automotive field. Computerized engine controls were growing faster than ever, design nerds started seeking different exterior styles and advanced technologies like the fuel injection systems that gave us a deeper look into the future.
So here it is, conceived from the shaky 90s - today we’re going to talk about the Ford Sierra Cosworth 2wd - and of course, where we’ve found one.
Also known as “Sapphire” in the UK, the Sierra Cosworth debuted in 1988 from the partnership between Ford and Cosworth - to try to counter the legendary Lancia Delta, the iconic masterpiece for excellence - which surely dominated those years and our hearts.
A sedan already hovering between the super-sedans of the ‘80s and the new stylish looks of the ‘90s - with a renewed car body, a massive bumper, and the lowered trim, which immediately shows its sporting nature.
To learn more about it, we met Giulio in Voghera, Italy.
Giulio had it for a while, he bought it back in 2017, enjoyed it for 5 years and recently sold it to a petrolhead that treats it like a diamond - you know it, we must share with the right people in this greedy and selfish world.
Anyway, this piece dates back to ’89 and it was registered for the first time in 1990. It is still in perfect conditions and with 204hp - but let’s say that Giulio went all “pimp my ride” on it, like the 90% of the Sierra out there, and brought it up to 240hp.
So, what did we do?
Of course, we got a taste of that pure horsepower while riding around Voghera, (if the police reads this, I’m just kidding) a city famous for the “Housewife of Voghera” - a local imaginary housewife that represent the stereotype of the petty bourgeoisie in the postwar period, by the way.
History and locals aside, this Sierra Cosworth comes with a rear wheel drive, goes 0-60 mph in 6,5 seconds and reaches 148 mph standard - without Giulio’s touch!
There is no doubt that this car is worth driving at least once in a lifetime. Even if, back then it didn’t get all the attention that it deserved.
And that’s all for now Folks.
Pictures by @supercarsofmilan