One of the last Ford Escort RS Cosworth is for sale

The car has only had one owner and is in immaculate condition!

Ford Escort RS Cosworth

Ford introduced the Escort in 1968 and kept it in production until 2000, with over 4.1 million escorts sold. That To accompany was the best selling car in Britain, particularly in the 1980s and 1990s. The fifth generation, arriving in 1990, brought the RS Cosworth – a rally version developed to qualify as a Group A car for the World Rally Championship. The racing car was very successful in 1993 and 1998, so Ford decided to also offer a road version of the RS Cosworth. It was built in very limited numbers in three different variants: Motorsport/Roadsport, Standard and Lux ​​(Luxury). Ford ended production in January 1996, but still had hardware left over for two more vehicles. One of the two remaining units can now be yours thanks to you collect cars.


Related: Fantastic car for sale: Ultra rare 1985 Ford Sierra RS Cosworth

The last RS Cosworth has a unique history

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Ford Escort RS Cosworth

The last two units built at the Karmann factory in Rheine were built to original specification, down to the bonnet. Both units were offered with a 93 MY rather than 91 MY bonnet, as the latter was no longer available. While the penultimate car for Wilhelm Karmann jun. was built, the last one – i.e. this specific example – served as a company vehicle for a Karmann project manager. So the car spent its first two years only on commercial plates with no formal registration. In 1998 it was taken over by Dieter Hahne, former head of Ford’s SVE (Special Vehicle Engineering) department. Since then he has been involved in the development of ultra-hot hatch, he grew very fond of the car and has kept it in his possession for the past 24 years. Now he has decided to give another enthusiast a chance to take care of the car as he has just turned 80.

It features an Auralis blue exterior and black interior

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Ford Escort RS Cosworth

The Escort RS Cosworth was built around the shortened chassis and mechanics of the Sierra Cosworth. Along with the hood of a 1991 Escort, the Cosworth featured unique Karmann front and rear fenders and a revised upper body. The car is painted a sleek Auralis Blue and rides on 16-inch five-spoke alloy wheels wrapped in Continental SportContact2 tires. It forms a very cool contrast to the black leather cabin. Standard equipment on this model included air conditioning, a Ford-brand stereo with a separate CD player, and power windows, sunroof and door mirrors.

Related: Someone built a 1/3 scale Cosworth DFV V-8 and it sounds fantastic

Power is derived from one of the most tunable engines

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Ford Escort RS Cosworth

Under the hood, the Escort RS Cosworth has a 2.0-liter turbocharger Cosworth engine with an output of 224 hp. It was the engine that made the RS Cosworth so popular as it offers amazing tuning possibilities. There are tuners who have been able to achieve outputs of over 1,000 hp. The engine’s power is sent to all four wheels via a manual five-speed gearbox and a limited-slip differential. The RS Cosworth accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in just 5.7 seconds and can reach a top speed of 144 mph.

The current bid is €48,900, but with three days left anything can happen!

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