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  • Rob

ON THIS DAY, 1992...

On the 19th of February 1992, production started on the mighty Ford Escort Cosworth. The Ford Escort RS Cosworth is a high-performance variant of the Ford Escort produced by Ford Motorsport Europe until 1996. It was developed to compete in the World Rally Championship (WRC) under Group A rules.

Key features of the Escort RS Cosworth include its distinctive sizeable rear wing and aggressive body styling, designed to improve aerodynamics and provide downforce for better handling at high speeds.

It is powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged Cosworth engine, producing around 227 horsepower in its road-going version.

This engine was paired with a manual transmission and an advanced all-wheel-drive system, making the Escort RS Cosworth a formidable rally car.

In motorsport, the Escort RS Cosworth had notable success, including winning the World Rally Championship Manufacturers' title in 1993 with the Ford World Rally Team. It also achieved numerous victories in national rally championships around the world.

The Escort RS Cosworth has gained a cult following among automotive enthusiasts due to its rally pedigree, distinctive styling, and performance capabilities. It remains a sought-after collector's car today.


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