1994 Ford Escort RS Cosworth
Designed as a homologation model in order to qualify as a Group A car for the World Rally Championship, the RS Cosworth is famously based around the mechanicals of the Sierra Cosworth, and features a longitudinally-mounted engine mated to a four-wheel drive system, as well as the distinctive ‘whale tail’ rear spoiler.
The Escort RS Cosworth 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. One of the main selling points was the Cosworth YBT, a highly tunable turbocharged 2.0 L (1,993 cc) with a bore x stroke of 90.8 mm × 77 mm (3.57 in × 3.03 in) Inline-four engine which had an output of 227 PS (167 kW; 224 bhp) in standard trim. Tuning companies have achieved power outputs of over 1,000 bhp (746 kW; 1,014 PS).
This particular Escort RS Cosworth is in exceptionally good condition for it's age. It rides on a set of 17-inch Compomotive alloy wheels, and is
finished in Petrol Blue metallic over a black cloth-trimmed interior featuring Recaro front seats. The factory specification includes electric windows, sunroof and door mirrors. The exterior has been subtly modified with the installation of a carbon-fibre lower front spoiler and clear rear light clusters, while a new Blaupunkt Bremen DAB radio has been fitted in the cabin. Furthermore, the engine bay now features various parts from Bailey Motorsport, including alloy breather and coolant reservoir tanks, an uprated blow-off valve and a high-flow air filter and alloy air intake.
Group A race cars are becoming a highly desirable collectable and road-going Homologation special versions are in great demand. This Escort RS Cosworth is registered in NSW and would be a very rare sight on Australian streets.
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