See The Taillights On That Baby-Blue Escort? Get Used To Them…0-60 in 2.9, Nines In The Quarter!


See The Taillights On That Baby-Blue Escort? Get Used To Them…0-60 in 2.9, Nines In The Quarter!

The Mk3 version of the European Ford Escort is just about identical to the first generation Escort we got here in the States in the early 1980s. Keep that in mind as you watch this robin egg blue three-door¬†proceed to take the physics book and completely shred it. Information is scarce on the car, but there’s little doubt that the “1.3L” badge on the hatch is only there because nobody could be bothered to replace it. Whatever is underneath the hood (and our money is on a Cosworth-tweaked something-or-other) is deadly quiet at idle and only gives away the sleeper vibe once the long pedal on the right is hit, at which point the Escort switches from a dorky econobox into one exceptionally pissed off econobox. Just watch this thing in action…this is a sleeper to the core!


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7 thoughts on “See The Taillights On That Baby-Blue Escort? Get Used To Them…0-60 in 2.9, Nines In The Quarter!

  1. Chevy Hatin' Mad Geordie

    Sleeper to the core alright!

    There’s a lot of work gone into this baby though – I seem to recall Escort Mk3s were FWD – not this one though!

    Pity it wasn’t humiliating a Vauxhall (Chevy’s offshoot in the UK)

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  2. Nick D.

    I would confirm your suspicions about Cosworth involvement, as the top video’s description does say “Mk 3 Escort Cossie Powered”

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  3. Tom

    It is powered by a 700hp Cosworth YB. Which is Cosworths 16v Turbo charged version of the 2 litre Pinto engine. It also has 4wd running gear from a Sierra Cosworth.

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