Mk1 Escort RS | Cars
Ford Escort, this is a name few people don't recognise, but what some don't know is that this was once the King of Rally!
Rallye Sport. That’s what Ford’s RS moniker stands for, and the Escort wears the letters more proudly – with greater credibility – than most, because it’s arguably the greatest off-road racing car of them all.
The RS1600 was announced in 1970 and was the successor to the Escort twin cam. As the Ford Escort was developed through the 1970s, the 1.6-litre 16-valve RS Escorts were enlarged, first to 1.8 and later to 2.0-litres. By 1975, RS1600s had won world-class rallies including the British RAC three times in succession between 1972 and 1974.
Starring in the Fast and Furious 6 film, our RS is now destined as a firm favourite of car lovers old and new.
"The Unbeatable 70's Rally King. A legend, an icon, an unforgettable piece of history."
Vehicle - MK1 Escort RS
Power Unit - 2L 16V
Horsepower - 180 bhp
0 - 60mph - Unkown
Transmission - Manual
Made Famous By - Was Paul Walkers car in the Fast and Furious 6 movie.
Absolute blast to drive - a real stripped down bare bones car. Only drawback was that I didn't realise it was LHD when I booked - and haven't driven LHD before, so this affected my confidence slightly to begin with. Smoothed things out after the first lap though, great funAO
Loved this little car, it's a great thing to drive and is very responsive, great in the corners and very fun. If you want a fast car go for a Ferrari or something new but if you want something for enjoyment I would reccomend this one. The brakes have a bit of travel on them which did make me slightly s**t myself before a corner but once I got used to it I was loving it.Thomas Rowlands
I received a General Lee driving experience as a birthday present. Whe I booked I decided to add on the Escort RS mark 1 as a bonus! It was busy on the day and I drove the Escort first which was amazing. The instructor Josh was great, giving advice which meant going a bit faster into the bends that I might on the road!!! A great thrill. My partner was unwell and there was a bit of a wait for the General Lee, so I asked if I could swap for ‘something old’ so we could leave sooner. Laura was fantastic, swapped me onto the Corvette and off with Adam. I wouldn’t want to drive one all the time but on a track with great advice was fun. A bit scary on the brakes, like a massive gust of wind has caught you, even when you take it easy, and when you really mean it you do have to stand on them!!! I suspect I’d have enjoyed it more if I hadn’t just been in the Escort (love them!). Overall a great experience. Lots of hanging around, but they do tell you that before you go. CheersDebs
Excellent family day out.if your into driving fast cars this place is a must .I drove at tockwith track and would defiantly do it againStephen
After my Mrs gave me the surprise this morning that I was gonna be doing 6 laps in a car that I've dreamt about since the age of 4 I've not stopped smiling this iconic car is in my eyes the greatest car made ever the fact that it's you and the car no driver aids nothing makes the experience 100% better the whole day is a true petrol heads heaven and something I'll be doing again and bringing friends and colleagues along to experience the dayBrian Anthony milner
Had 6 laps today, overtook a corvette!! Pleanty of power to punch around the corners and an instructor that pushes you to keep getting better, would recommend more than 3 laps, after a confidence increases and you can really the most out of it. Perfect car for the tracks with few straights, can really go round the corners. Fantastic day, thankyouNathan Brickwood