Information About the Ford Escort MK2
Available exclusively to drive through TrackDays for our Rally Driving Experience days at Silverstone Rally School, the Ford Escort MK2 is a special version of this much loved and popular model, custom prepared with rally driving out on the gravel and dirt in mind.
This particular model you’ll be taking to the wheel of is actually a former World Rally Championship winner, and under the guidance of an expert instructor, you’ll get to feel and witness the sheer throttle and power this car can really offer in the rough and ready world of rally driving.
This two door saloon Escort is powered on a Straight 4 engine, which roars out with 110 bhp, and accelerates from 0 - 60 mph in 8.6 seconds. It’s capable of reaching a top speed of 112 mph, perfect for mastering power and pendulum slides and handbrake turns.
Cool Facts About the Ford Escort MK2
The Ford Escort MK2 was much loved by British motorists all throughout the 1960s and 1970s. The commercial road model was also notably the nation’s biggest selling car of 1976. In fact it was so well loved, that there was a public outcry when the third generation of models, introduced in the 1980s, were almost going to be called the Ford Erika rather than the Escort - hence they stuck with the name everyone loved.
It was, up until a few years ago, still pretty easy to obtain an Escort MK2 on the second hand market. But a combination of the fast growing popularity of rally driving in motorsport, plus age and parts supply have seen to it that to find a Ford Escort MK2 in good condition could set you back anything from £10,000 upwards. But with TrackDays, you can book a rally driving experience in one without the hefty price tag.