January 14, 2013
Zakspeed Turbo Capri
As almost every other car site on the web is likely to be filled with new Corvette superlatives today, we thought we'd offer some old Ford goodness.
Let's ride in an 1981 Zakspeed Ford Turbo Capri DRM car racing in year's Oldtimers race at the Nürburgring.
Takes a brave soul to actually run a vintage 1.4L engine outputting 320bhp/l (as comparison, GM's LS engine in the new Corvette is 78hp/l)
Predictably, it does not last long but it's interesting that, while no match for the much more powerful Group 1 935 K3, it kills it in the turns. The Capri had very advanced aero for the time and was condemned as a "cheater car" by rivals. Zachspeed also built the 1980's IMSA Mustangs.
You can find out everything about the Zakspeed Fords HERE
The video is set to start as the race starts but, by all means do go back and check out the beginning with the well chosen 80's soundtrack from Motorsportvideo.tv