Welcome to throwback Thursday, the special day of the week where we look at back some of the most famous cars from the past and share some information about the history. Today’s throwback is the Ford Escort RS Cosworth.
The Ford Escort RS Cosworth is designed as a hot hatch, first manufactured in 1992 on the 19th of February until January 1996. This model was manufactured in limited numbers (7145 units) so owning one today is quite expensive. The Escort RS is fitted a 2-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine which is capable of accelerating the vehicle from 0-60mph in 6 seconds and able to reach a top speed of 143mph.
This Ford was designed as a rally car to participate in the World Rally Championship (WRC) from 1993 until 1998 where it was driven in a total of 28 championship races and won two times, once in Greece and Indonesia.
The Ford Escort RS Cosworth has seen a major increase in price since the car was launched, the price for the vehicle costed around £10,000 to £15,000 in the late 90s however purchasing the vehicle now could set you back almost £65,000.
The rarity of the RS Cosworth today means it is something you wouldn’t see on the roads everyday but if you was lucky enough to see one driving, it will definitely turn the heads of those that have spotted the vehicle driving.