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Ford Escort RS1600

Overview

Produced: 1970-1974, 947 produced.
Types: Saloon,2 doors,4 seats
Ford Escort RS1600

The successful Escort Twin Cam was replaced by a more powerful Escort in 1970, the RS1600. RS stood for "Rally Sport", a brand name invented by Ford and one that would adorn many Ford models for many more years, a badge that has become synonymous with "Fast Ford" products.

As on the Twin Cam, the RS1600 used a reinforced two door shell and featured wide arches, wheels and quarter bumpers. In place of the Lotus Twin Cam was a 16 valve Cosworth BDA unit measuring 1599cc. The RS1600 produced 120bhp and could reach a top speed of around 113mph. Production ended in 1974.

Engines

CapacityConfigModelBore/StrokeCR
1599ccS4 DOHCFord Kent81mm x 77.6mm

Performance

Top Speed0-60SQMMPGEngine PwrComment
113 mph8.9 s0 s22 mpg0 bhp 0

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