Ford Escort with a 13B Rotary

Ford Escort with a 13B Rotary

Donn McLaren built and races this Ford Escort Mk1 in Hillclimb and RallySprint races in New Zealand. Under the hood sits a naturally aspirated 13B twin-rotor that produces 250 horsepower at 9,000 rpm. Enjoy the very loud rotary send this classic around the dirt track. Source: Hillclimb Monsters

Ford Escort Wagon with a 2JZ-GTE at Gymkhana

Ford Escort Van with a 2JZ-GTE inline-six

Mark Murphy recently took his Ford Escort Van to its first Gymkhana event in Thailand. Since our previous article Mark made several improvements to the van like making an oil cooler shroud and adjustments to the brakes, clutch pedal, and fuel filler breather. Listen as Marks pushes the 3.0 L 2JZ-GTE inline-six. Source: M11rf and … Read more

Ken Block Makes Smoke With his Ford Escort

Ken Block 1978 Ford Escort with a 2.5 L Millington Diamond Series II inline-four

Ken Block stopped by The Hoonigans to show off his 1978 Ford Escort MK2 he originally purchased for tarmac events but eventually built for a Gymkhana. Under the hood sits a 2.5 L Millington Diamond Series II inline-four that produces 333 horsepower to the rear wheels and has a 9,000 rpm redline. Listen as Ken … Read more

Escort RSR with a Hayabusa V8

Escort RSR with a Radical 2.8 L V8

This Ford Escort might seem like a modified original but it’s a custom race car built by SHP Engineering. It starts with a fiberglass body and space frame chassis SHP Engineering calls an Escort RSR. The owner Lloyd Wright races the 700 kg (1,543 lb) car in Time Attack. However what really sets this apart … Read more

Ford Escort with a SR20DET

Ford Escort with a SR20DET inline-four

This Ford Escort Mk1 was built for a lucky customer by Classic Ford Thailand. The small factory Crossflow inline-four was replaced by a turbocharged 2.0 L SR20DET inline-four. The increase in power is at least double and could be as much as four times depending on the original engine size. Power goes through a Nissan … Read more