All worthwhile candidates, but the Blue Oval's finest street car might actually be a 1990s hatchback with an engine from a Pinto and a spoiler from a teenager's sketchbook: the.
Escort cozzy, and to throw something like that out there is embarrasing.
Escort, rS1800, this all-wheel-drive, one-of-7000, group A homologation special used a weaponized version of Ford's T88 Metric engine, reworked into a twin-cam 16-valve with a Garrett turbo slapped to the side of its.0-liter block.Weve got great news for fast-Ford enthusiasts: the 1992 Ford Escort RS Cosworth is 25 years old this year, making it eligible for import into the United States.SEE this: Group A Legends.The reason this Cosworth model popped back into my head is the mention of this one for sale.Once the virtual crash test was passed they asked for public comment on it and since no comments were received the petition was approved in June of 1995.Would anyone else like to see brucelee line his RS up against a cosworth?We spotted this example at ssbbw escorts an Ohio specialty performance dealership, and the sales group claims it has somehow been made to comply with EPA and carb regs, with a California smog tag included.In order to be legal for import, most cars have to be crash tested and given certification but one man was able to import the Ford Escort RS Cosworth with the equivalent of a video game simulation and the cars are still legal to this.The engine is very stout and tuners have pushed some models up to a 1000 horsepower. .Even in stock form, the cars could reach 60 mph in about.7 seconds. .
This was the first and last time that the DOT has allowed such a test to be admitted and if you are uncertain just take a peak at the Federal Register listed here. .
SEE this: WRC driver Jari-Matti Latvala rallying a broken MkII.
Sun International has very, um, "dubious" methods for registering their cars in the States.
Most cars that are less than 25 years old can not be imported in the US and if they are imported without proper crash testing they can be seized by the government and crushed, but these Cosworths are the exception.
Output was rated at 224 hp but could reach three times that amount in competition and aftermarket guises.Ford Escort, fitted with a rear-biased all-wheel-drive system, five-speed manual gearbox, and a turbocharged,.0-liter inline-four rated at 227 horsepower.Advertisement - Continue Reading Below.The awesome, massive whale tail was standard until the road cars 1995 revision.And, perhaps most notable of all, the Ford Escort RS Cosworth was Fords last all-wheel-drive sport compact until the Mk III.Use them at your own risk.Tom Calahane of Sun International was able to get these models certified by the DOT by petitioning them to allow a virtual crash test to be admitted instead of submitting a few models for actual crash testing and destruction. .Escort is better than coffee, yes, 55K is a steep price, but stateside Cossies pop up about as often as Paul Thomas Anderson films, and this Imperial Blue example looks to be in absolutely fantastic condition.