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Ford Escort Mk1 Mexico & RS 1970-1975

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1970 Ford Escort RS1600  1972 Ford Escort 1300GT
Escort Mk1 RS  Ford Escort Mk1
Ford Escort Mexico  1970 World Cup Rally Ford Escort
Mk1 Ford Escort RS1600  1972 Ford Escort
Ford Escort Mexico  Ford Escort Mk1 RS2000
Ford Escort Mk1  Ford Escort Mk1
Mk1 Ford Escort RS 1600  Ford Escort Mexico
Ford Escort Mk1  1970 World Cup Rally Ford Escort

Ford Escort Mk1 Mexico (1970)
Country
UK
Top Speed (mph)
100
0-50 mph
7.9
0-60 mph
10.5
BHP
98 @6000rpm
Torque lbft
92 @4000rpm
BHP per ton
115
Engine capacity CC/CU
1599/98
Engine type
Straight 4 Carburettor
Aspiration
Normal
Compression Ratio
9.0:1
Valve Type/No
Overhead 8
Transmission (manual/auto)
Manual
No of speeds
4
Wheels driven
RWD
Brakes F/R
Disc/Drum
No. of Seats
4/5
Length (in)
156.5
Width (in)
61.7
Height (in)
53
Kerb Weight (lbs)
1876

Additional Info: The Mexico was a car produced by Ford in honour of it’s rallying success.

 

Ford Escort RS1600 (1970)
Country
UK
Top Speed (mph)
112
0-60 mph
8.9
1/4 mile
16.7
BHP
120 @6500rpm
Torque lbft
112 @4000rpm
BHP per ton
153
Engine capacity CC/CU
1599/98
Engine type
Straight 4 Carburettors x 2
Aspiration
Normal
Compression Ratio
10.0:1
Valve Type/No
Overhead 16
Transmission (manual/auto)
Manual
No of speeds
4
Wheels driven
RWD
Brakes F/R
Disc/Drum
No. of Seats
4/5
Length (in)
156.5
Width (in)
61.7
Height (in)
54.5
Kerb Weight (lbs)
1731

Additional Info: The Ford Works engine produced 160bhp and then when it got fitted with the 2 litre engine put out 240bhp. Incidently the World Cup Rally RS1600 cars had 1860cc engines.

 

Ford Escort Mk1 RS2000 (1973-1974)
Country
UK
Top Speed (mph)
111
0-50 mph
6.9
0-60 mph
9
1/4 mile
17.1
0-1 km
32.2
BHP
100 @5750rpm
Torque lbft
108 @3500rpm
BHP per ton
110
Engine capacity CC/CU
1993/122
Engine type
Straight 4 Carburettor
Aspiration
Normal
Compression Ratio
9.2:1
Valve Type/No
Overhead 8
Transmission (manual/auto)
Manual
No of speeds
4
Wheels driven
RWD
Brakes F/R
Disc/Drum
No. of Seats
4/5
Length (in)
156.5
Width (in)
61.7
Height (in)
54.8
Kerb Weight (lbs)
1995

Additional Info: Using the 2 litre Pinto engine, the RS2000 was a much more friendly car to drive than the RS1600.