Based on the success of the previous model subsequently known as the Series 1 , the later Series 2 Escort RS Turbo produced between was more suited to the road, whereas the earlier car was a bit of a 'homologation special'. Many new features were adopted for the Series 2 including utilising the cc fuel-injected CVH engine taken from the Series 1 Turbo but now fitted with the Garret T3 turbo water-cooled, unlike the S1 , revised engine management settings, lower overall gearing, an improved gearbox and limited slip differential, a larger clutch and improved KE Jetronic unit and inter-cooler. Suspension and chassis changes included stiffer front and rear springs, uprated anti-roll bars, mechanical ABS and larger brakes. Our vendor bought a similar car in the late s which was his pride and joy, however, it was stolen, and desperate for a replacement his helpful local Ford Dealership sourced him this example. The Escort RS Turbo S2 actually ceased production in June but Ford managed to find one that was, as yet, unregistered having been manufactured during the last month of production at Saarlouis in Germany.
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One of the fastest hot hatches of its day, the RS was developed with motorsport in mind. It was the first ever front-wheel-drive car to get a limited-slip differential, while its 1. This special Escort was marked out by its distinctive all-white paintwork, large rear spoiler and supportive seven-spoke alloy wheels. On the road, the RS is as eye-opening to drive as it is to look at. Better still, the raspy exhaust note is joined by a characterful whistle from the turbo under hard acceleration. However, the unassisted steering is heavy and the special front diff causes violent torque steer, even on smooth surfaces. Fast but flawed, the RS Turbo is a true old-school hot hatch, and giving it entry into our top
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It was designed to qualify as a Group A car for the World Rally Championship , in which it competed between and It was available as a road car from — in very limited numbers. The first cars made before 1 January are in fact "Homologation special versions.
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