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Cologne Capri RS onboard – That Cosworth Howl

Submitted by on August 23, 2014

Ford Cologne CapriJust listen to that Cosworth GAA V6 scream! The Cologne Capri RS is responsible for one of the greatest mechanical sounds of all time.

This stunning Ford Capri won the Belgian Touring Car Championship on debut in 1973 after being built by Ralph Broad of Broadspeed, before being sent back to England and updated to full Cologne specification. For the 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed, JD Classics prepared and presented the machine, which drew crowds every time it fired up thanks to the intoxicating howl of the Cosworth GAA V6 engine.

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Just listen to how quickly it picks up and drops revolutions on idle as Micky Collins of JD Classics massages the loud pedal in the paddock, not to mention that unbelievable high-rpm note that we’ve come to expect from the Cosworth GAA. A truly spectacular racing engine from a fantastic period of motorsport.

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