Ford reimagines an RS Icon
In mid-December 2021, author Steve Saxty spent the week as a guest with Ford’s Design team in Merkenich. It was the culmination of an incredible partnership between the two parties during the lead-up to the launch of Secret Fords Volume Two. Most history books look to the past, but Steve’s professional career has always been to look to the future – it inspired him and Amko Leenarts, Ford’s Director of Design to do something unique and reimagine one of Ford’s heroes. Ford of Europe Design’s Ernesto Rupar, Marco Murdaca, Michaël Barthly, Nedzad Mujcinovic and Robert Engelmann took on the challenge.
The idea was, as Steve put it, to do something “Really Special” for fans and readers of his books. These are a few photos (with videos to come) of the author’s trip and a glimpse of the RS2.00 designs that are revealed in the RS Special Collector’s Edition. The Secret Fords project represents an unprecedented level of trust between Steve and Ford that takes readers behind the scenes – here to the most secret inner sanctum of all, the Ford Design showroom.