Mk5 Escort Cosworth (Big Turbo)
Production: 1992 – 1996
The Ford Escort RS Cosworth is a rally version homologation special of the fifth generation European Ford Escort. It was designed to qualify as a Group A car for the World Rally Championship, in which it competed between 1993 and 1998. It was available as a road car from 1992 until 1996 in very limited numbers. The first 2500 cars made before 1 January 1993 are in fact "Homologation special versions." It was instantly recognisable due to its large "whale tail" rear spoiler and remains a favourite amongst Ford fans.
ENGINE Standard Cosworth 2.0 16v YBT engine. Full stainless steel exhaust
POWER Standard figures: 224bhp 224lb.ft
TRANSMISSION Standard MT-75 5 speed gearbox and four wheel drive system.
WHEELS & TYRES Original Escort Cosworth 8J wheels with 245/45 ZR16 tyres front and rear
EXTERIOR Original unrestored example with no visual modifications
INTERIOR Original cloth interior with electric windows and sunroof