FORD Escort MkII RS2000

Classic Car

When the MkII Escort was launched, the RS name continued with the Cosworth-engined RS1800, produced in tiny numbers. More widespread Rallye Sport production was initiated with the RS2000 of 1976 which substituted the diva-ish Cosworth unit for a sturdier two-litre Pinto powerhouse. However, the real talking point about the RS2000 was its polyurethane ‘droop snoot’ front end and air dam, a modification that clearly distinguished it from any other Escort. Poor sales led to the revamped version in 1978.

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