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, the RS1600 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 RS1600
Power Unit - 1.6L 16V
Horsepower - 180 bhp
0 - 60mph - 7.8 Seconds
Top Speed - 140 mph
Made Famous By - Was Paul Walkers car in the Fast and Furious 6 movie.
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