Ford Escort RS Turbo Driving Experiences
A superbly tuned forerunner to their RS2000 model from the glory years of Hot Hatch cars in the 80s, the Ford Escort RS Turbo is much loved by fans of cars from this era, a pocket rocket of a turbo boosted model, with a S4 8V Turbo engine offering 129 bhp, and top speeds of 128 mph. We have it available to book for a variety of exciting driving experience days at locations across the UK through TrackDays.
Information About the Ford Escort RS Turbo
Originally built by Ford to compete in the Group B or 'Killer B's' Rally series, the Ford Escort RS Turbo was the forerunner to their RS2000 model. Problems with development meant it was delayed in arriving on the market until 1985, but it’s status as a rally car and example of ‘Hot Hatches’ from that era means it has found a new audience and popularity over 30 years later.
A two door coupe model, weighing 2249 lbs, the Ford Escort RS Turbo is small but incredibly powerful in terms of handling and performance. Under the bonnet lies a four cylindered S5 8V Turbo engine, packing 129 bhp.
Accelerating from 0 - 60 mph in 8.7 seconds, and with a maximum speed of 128 mph, TrackDays is proud to offer the Escort RS Turbo on a variety of exciting driving experience days, from our 80s Hot Hatch Blasts to our Stunt Driving Experiences.
Cool Facts About the Ford Escort RS Turbo
Perhaps given its stunted route to production and scarcity compared to their RS2000 model that followed it, the Ford Escort RS Turbo has become a rare and much sought after find on the second hand market. To find one in good working condition could set you back anything in upwards of £4500.
In an article listing the greatest ‘fast Fords’ in 2008, Auto Express magazine placed the Escort RS Turbo at #20 in their rankings, stating that ‘the RS badge is only fitted to the quickest, most driver-focused Fords – and the Escort RS Turbo is no exception … it makes up for its flaws with its speed.’