Legendary Cars with RS Badges

By Dash Dynamics

27 April 2020

As we all know, the world of driving is one filled with branding. In many ways, the brand you drive is as important as what you are driving in the first place. One factor that always stands out on a car is a classic Rally Sport (RS) badge. Over the years, some true legends of the roads have adorned this famous badge design. So, let’s take a look at some of the most legendary cars with RS badges. These truly are some of the most special vehicles to have ever taken to the roads in the world!

Chevrolet Camaro RS LT Badge

Without doubt, this is the premium RS badge motor for a generation of rally fans. This stunning little motor is backed up with a whopping 3.6l V6 engine, making it more than powerful enough for any rally experience. It’s known for being able to handle the roads a lot easier than some other Chevrolet options in the RS industry.

However, they also were known for their exceptional six-speed manual transmission, making it very different to most of its predecessors.

Jaguar XKR-S GT Badge

No list of RS badge legends would be complete without a wee mention for the XKR-S GT. This part of the Jaguar family is known by many, thanks to its ridiculous 5l V8 engine that is capable of achieving a whopping 542BHP. It’s a powerful motor, and one that was able to make a lap of the world famous Nürburgring in just 7m 40s. For that reason alone, it deserves it place in the pantheon of top RS badged motors!

Renault Megane RS 275 Badge

The RS 275 Trophy-R is one of the most popular names in the Renault Megane family of RS motors. Capable of handling itself up against more famous names, like the Subaru WRX STI, this is a motor that had all the power that was needed to help it stand up to some of the finest RS vehicles on the road.

Using an impressive 2l inline-four, this is capable of going from 0-60 in just six seconds. Hugely impressive given its other limits.

Sierra RS Cosworth Badge

A true classic of the RS range, though, is the Sierra RS Cosworth. This is known for being a proper powerhouse of a motor and was known for becoming a major part of the progress in rally sport vehicles that forced the likes of Ford to really up their game.

While the Cosworth might not be the most powerful on this list, it was strong enough to force their competitors to adapt, grow, and improve.

Ford RS200 Badge

Another fine example of an RS badge legend would be the Ford RS200. The Ford is a motor brand with immense popularity, and the old-school 1984 RS200 was a landmark car for the generation. Known for its incredible power, it was known for handling everything from the alpine tracks of Scandinavia to progressing across the hills of Portugal. A true legend in the rally sport industry, and a vehicle that many fans will have affection for.