Ford Escort with a Turbo Hayabusa Engine

Ford Escort with a turbocharged Hayabusa engine

This Ford Escort Mk1 was built by Joni Hiipakka and his Dragon Racing Team in Finland. Power comes from a 1370 cc inline-four from a first generation Suzuki Hayabusa. The engine makes 363 horsepower and 280 Nm (206.5 lb-ft) of torque thanks to a Holset HX35 turbocharger on 14 psi of boost and E85 fuel. … Read more

Ford Escort Wagon with a 2JZ Update

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

Mark Murphy has continued to upgrade his wild Ford Mk1 Escort Van from his home in Thailand. If you are unfamiliar with this project Mark purchased the Escort Van to build into a drift machine. Under the hood he installed a 3.0 L Toyota 2JZ-GTE connected to a R154 five-speed transmission. There have been plenty … Read more

Ken Block’s 1978 Ford Escort

Ken Block's 1978 Ford Escort with a 2.5 L Millington Diamond Series II I4

Ken Block has been teasing everyone about his new project and finally unveiled it today. Ken purchased this 1978 Ford Escort Mk2 RS in 2008 for competing in tarmac events. Since there are very few tarmac events in the US Ken and his team turned it into his next Gymkhana car. This also happens to … Read more

Dual Engine Ford Escort

This 1986 Ford Escort was originally purchased to compete in the Big Apple to Big Easy Rally. This is a cross-country road rally for cars that cost $500. The rally offers extra points if the engine is over 6.0L. So the owner decided instead of one big engine he would combine two. The motor in … Read more