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Zakspeed Treat For Ford Touring Car Fans At Taupō Historic GP


Tuesday, 15 December 2020, 4:18 pm
Thanks to an Auckland historic racing car collector, two
of the rarest and arguably wildest examples of Ford of
Europe’s forays into touring car racing will be on display
at next months’ Taupō Historic GP.
Ford fans will
be treated to a rare demonstration and display of one of
only five Group 5 1977 Escorts ever built by famous German
race team, Zakspeed and also of Zakspeed’s ultimate Ford,
the only 1981 chassis Group 5 Capri.
The 1981 Group 5
Zakspeed Capri
The subject of a painstaking
seven-year restoration at the Zakspeed factory in
Niederzissen, Germany the Capri Turbo was built for the Ford

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Press Release – Bruce McLaren Motorsport Park
Thanks to an Auckland historic racing car collector, two of the rarest and arguably wildest examples of Ford of Europe’s forays into touring car racing will be on display at next months’ Taupō Historic GP.
Ford fans will be treated to a rare demonstration and display of one of only five Group 5 1977 Escorts ever built by famous German race team, Zakspeed and also of Zakspeed’s ultimate Ford, the only 1981 chassis Group 5 Capri.
The 1981 Group 5 Zakspeed Capri
The subject of a painstaking seven-year restoration at the Zakspeed factory in Niederzissen, Germany the Capri Turbo was built for the Ford of Europe-backed assault on the Deutsche Rennsport Meisterschaft (DRM), the forerunner of the modern DTM. Opened-up to the fearsome new turbocharged Group 5 silhouette racers in 1977, the DRM was too good an opportunity for Ford to miss taking on arch-rivals, BMW and Porsche on home ground.

Germany , Malaysia , Invercargill , New-zealand-general , New-zealand , United-states , Macau , Niederzissen , Rheinland-pfalz , German , Lady-wigram , Hans-heyer ,