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1992-1996 FORD Escort RS Cosworth specifications


Just like the pumped up Sierras that preceded it, the Escort RS Cosworth was a supercar for the people: brash, confident and up for anything. Backed up by a successful rallying career, over 7000 were sold, despite the crippling insurance premiums they attracted. The turbocharged two-litre twin-cam in original cars kicked out 227bhp. This dropped to 217bhp from 1994 when the turbo was changed to a smaller Garrett T25 unit. In compensation, this made the car much nicer to drive, with better throttle response.

Production

  • Production:
    7000
  • Price at launch:
    £25,825
  • Price (excellent)
    £17,000
  • Price (good):
    £14,500
  • Price (average):
    £11,500
  • Price (project):
    £8,000

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    6.3secs
  • Top speed:
    138.0mph
  • Power:
    224.0bhp
  • Torque:
    220.0lb/ft
  • MPG:
    25.0mpg

Engine

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

Chassis

  • Suspension Front:
    Independent, MacPherson struts, anti-roll bar
  • Suspension Rear:
    Torsion beam, trailing arm, coil springs, anti-roll bar, telescopic dampers
  • Drivetrain:
    Front-Engine AWD
  • Steering:
    rack and pinion
  • Bodyframe:
    metal monocoque
  • Transmission:
    Five-speed manual

Dimensions

  • Length:
    4140mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2550mm
  • Width:
    1740mm
  • Height:
    1425mm
  • Weight:
    1275kgs

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