Lets face it, many of us have mates who spent the latter part of the 1990s coming to terms with the fact that theyd spent a gazillion quid on ill-fitting fibreglass body panels for their chosen chariots.
Exterior: Bare shell respray in OE Radiant Red, factory RS styling package, small door mirrors, carbon-fibre splitter and side skirts, RS500 fog lamp grilles, personalised registration plates.
Aggressive lines, wide wheel arches, beefy side skirts, bonnet vents and that iconic whale tail are standard features of the undeniably excellent Rallye Sport.
GGR wizardry can also be found underneath this fantastic Ford in the form of its three-inch turbo-back stainless steel exhaust system.Stephen Harper at MGA Developments in Coventry.Please tick this box if you are happy for us to do this.Short of a wheel swap, one of the best updates that you can make with regard to the appearance of an EsCos is simply to refresh its coat of colour, he says.The cars interior is a similarly understated affair, with an RS three-spoke steering wheel and a JVC head unit being the only obvious deviations from factory specification.In their defence, its fair to say that petrolheads have long been attempting to improve upon the oft-conservative factory styling packages that manufacturers see fit to decorate their cars with, although it probably goes without saying that success in the field of aftermarket automotive styling.
Tuning parts were (and are) readily available, and lower-specification Escorts became a common feature on even relatively low-level rallies in Europe during the 1990s.
The second generation, starting production from late 1994, was fitted with a Garrett T25 turbocharger, a smaller unit which reduced turbo lag and increased usability in everyday driving situations.
It was designed to qualify.
Nevertheless, the new car had demonstrated its potential, which was underlined the following month when Malcolm Wilson, driving a car prepared by his own team, briefly led the Swedish Rally before retiring after an accident.
It was, in fact, used during two Grands Prix in the 1992 season to trial this new safety concept, which was officially introduced in the sport the following year (using other road cars).
It was much faster than the 126 mph (203 km/h) which the Escort RS2000 and earlier Escort RS Turbo were capable.The wheels that I inherited with the Escort were a bit too Subaru Impreza for my liking.Both works Escorts retired on the San Remo Rally, Delecour's after an accident and Biasion's with engine failure after a radiator hose split, but the event was won by Italian Franco Cunico, in a privately entered Escort Cosworth.Therefore, weve had to temporarily block your access to Yandex Search.If youre not sure about how to enable cookies, please refer to our.The fact that Robert has three examples to his name and has refrained from littering any of them with outlandish body modifications just goes to show that in the world of the Blue Oval, sometimes less whoring around def really can mean more.Its in the paint shop at the moment, he beams.The rally cars were to be run by Malcolm Wilson's team, now known as M-Sport.Among these initial units, a handful were badged as Motorsport versions these lacked certain refinements such as a sunroof and sound deadening.
Sierra RS500 fog lamp grilles, small door mirrors, a carbon-fibre front splitter and the aforementioned six-spokes are the only body mods that have been applied to Roberts excellent EsCos.
They remain so, although many have been converted at least partly to World Rally Car specification.
With these later models, the 'whale tail' spoiler became a delete option.