31 March 2010

1980 - The Forgotten RS

I sometimes wonder what the Escort RS1700T would have been like. Before the thoughts of four wheel drive becoming a success, the fwd MK3 Escort had a development programme to tranform it into a 350 bhp BDA powered RWD rally stage hero.

Like the days of the MK1 and MK2, this was the next part of the evolution. Sadly, it never took off, due to a manor of problems, but like the Lancia 037, the roots of the great group B era can be seen in this car. Still.....its replacement wasn't too shabby at all......

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