The rarest production Capri of all — the RS3100 — was originally unveiled in November 1973, with 200 road-going versions quickly constructed in order to homologate a racing version of the car.
The RS3100 concept came about due to the increasing reliance on aerodynamics by European Touring Car Championship (ETCC) competitors — especially BMW who had just introduced the so-called ‘Batmobile’. As such, the racing version of the RS3100 gained its FIA papers on January 1, 1974, and these specially built racing versions, with their wide bodies, massive slick tyres, and quad-cam Cosworth V6 engines would later become known as the ‘Cologne’ Capris.
The road-going RS3100s were rather less exotic, powered by the venerable, British-built Essex V6, now enlarged to 3091cc. Easily recognizable by their massive rear ‘duck-tail’ spoiler, the RS3100 road cars are now highly prized collectables.
Thanks to the good guys at Toymod Ltd, we’ve got one of these special Capris — actually a very rare model of the RHD Australian export RS3100 — resplendent in Sebring Red, to give away to a lucky reader; just answer the following question:
Q. How many Ford Capri RS3100 Group Two race cars did Ford build for the 1974 ETCC series?