Ford Escort RS Cosworth in the World Rally Championship

Ford Escort RS Cosworth

Manufacturer: Ford
Category: Group A
Since 2007 until 2009

The Ford Escort RS Cosworth was developed by Ford Motorsport and was based on the fifth-generation European Ford Escort. However, it shared many components with the Sierra RS Cosworth, including its powerful turbocharged engine.
Key features of the Escort RS Cosworth included:

The Ford Escort RS Cosworth remained competitive until it was succeeded by the Ford Escort WRC in 1997, which was an evolution designed to comply with the new World Rally Car regulations introduced that year.

Ford Escort RS Cosworth teams and drivers

The Ford Escort RS Cosworth made its WRC debut in 1993. The car was driven by some of the top rally drivers of the time, including:

Key Achievements

Ford Escort RS Cosworth rally victories

The victories and podium finishes achieved by the Escort RS Cosworth solidified its place in rally history, demonstrating the car's performance, reliability, and the skill of the drivers behind the wheel.

Additional podium finishes of Ford Escort RS Cosworth

The Ford Escort RS Cosworth also achieved numerous podium finishes throughout its WRC career, contributing to Ford's standings in the manufacturer's championship and maintaining its status as a competitive rally car during its tenure.

Ford Escort RS Cosworth technical specifications

Production Years1992-1996
Engine2.0L Inline-4, Turbocharged (Cosworth YBT)
Power Output224 hp (167 kW) at 6,250 rpm
Torque304 Nm (224 lb-ft) at 3,500 rpm
Transmission5-speed manual
DrivetrainAll-wheel drive (AWD)
Suspension (Front)MacPherson strut
Suspension (Rear)Beam axle with trailing arms and coil springs
Brakes (Front)Ventilated discs
Brakes (Rear)Discs
Weight1,275 kg (2,811 lbs)
Top SpeedApproximately 144 mph (232 km/h)
0-60 mphApproximately 5.7 seconds
Wheelbase2,522 mm (99.3 in)
Length4,209 mm (165.7 in)
Width1,752 mm (68.9 in)
Height1,385 mm (54.5 in)
Fuel Capacity55 liters (14.5 gallons)

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