Sierra was the heart and soul of South African bred Ford Performance,
it’s a beast brought back to life from the 80’s.
By Jason Sasman. Photography by Tauriq Abrahams.
have all heard those mysterious and mystical stories of
the unknown and inexplicable. Phenomenon that have been
seen by only a few, some lucky enough to survive and tell
the tales thereof. Anything from Bigfoot sightings, Werewolves,
Loch Ness and more. They all speak of entities or beings
of immense power and ferocity, able to terrify the soul
with just a mere glance.
We also find that, for the most part, there are similarities
in the automotive world. With stories of “I’m
sure I saw a…” or “have you ever heard
of the legendary…” from someone that claims
to have encountered such a rarity, but as with any good
legend it’s rarely ever actually seen. But sometimes,
just sometimes, you’re lucky enough to catch a glimpse
yourself and maybe even get a few snaps of it… like
we did. This monstrosity, the South African designed and
built Ford Sierra Cosworth XR8 is as rare as they come,
as this one is not only a beast in the flesh, but also
sports the legendary ‘Cosworth’ racing colour
scheme across its flanks, etched into its ‘skin’
like that on the body of a brave Maori warrior, earned
over time for acts of great courage and bravery.