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1984-1990 FORD Escort RS Turbo specifications


With the XR3i and RS1600i very close in both looks and performance, Ford decided to make the Escort RS line a little more enticing with 1985’s RS Turbo. Mechanically, the car took the best features from the XR3i and RS1600i then bolted a Garrett T3 turbocharger onto the 1597cc CVH engine to up power to a very enjoyable 132bhp. This meant 125mph was attainable. Wide seven-spoke alloys, a body kit and the usual aerodynamic aids featured.

Production

  • Production:
    8604
  • Price at launch:
    £9,951
  • Price (excellent)
    £5,000
  • Price (good):
    £4,500
  • Price (average):
    £2,850
  • Price (project):
    £800

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    8.2secs
  • Top speed:
    125.0mph
  • Power:
    130.0bhp
  • Torque:
    133.0lb/ft
  • MPG:
    27.0mpg

Engine

  • Configuration:
    in-line four
  • Aspiration:
    Turbocharged
  • Fuel:
    Petrol
  • Fuel delivery:
    mechanical fuel injection

Chassis

  • Suspension Front:
    Independent, MacPherson struts, coil springs, anti-roll bar
  • Suspension Rear:
    Independent, variable rate coil springs, anti-roll bar
  • Steering:
    rack and pinion
  • Bodyframe:
    metal monocoque
  • Transmission:
    Five-speed manual

Dimensions

  • Length:
    3970mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2400mm
  • Width:
    1640mm
  • Height:
    1370mm
  • Weight:
    940kgs

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