Due to its revolutionary aerodynamic shape, the launch of the Ford Sierra in 1982 was heralded as a breakthrough in automobile design. Initially greeted with hesitation by the public, the Sierra would soon become a firm favourite with the British market and led the way for other designers to follow. Furthermore, it was destined to become a multi-award winning car on the streets and in the world of motorsport.
In this action-packed programme, we investigate how the Sierra evolved through the design and development stages into the fire-breathing road rocket we know today, covering every model along the way. Featuring never before seen archive and promotional film, which captures the Cosworth and the XR4x4 models being tested in the snow and ice, plus white-knuckle action from the racing Sierras during their Touring Car successes and a record breaking debut season on the International Rally Stage.
We meet the proud owners of RS 500 and 3-Door Sierra Cosworth models, as well as perusing the racing car collection of Martin Johnson - who re-unites Touring Car veteran Tim Harvey with his old Labatts Cosworth and then takes it on the track at Mallory Park. Tim also compares the RS 500 in an exclusive road test shot for this DVD.
With 28 international rally wins to its name, the Sierra was the most successful car in history in its first year of European competition, a world champion touring car and a highly successful and popular family saloon.
The story of its success is comprehensively retold in this fascinating collection of archive footage, promotional advertising and interviews with enthusiasts.