Ford MK1 Escort RS Driving Experiences
One of the most highly decorated rally cars of all time, the Ford Escort MK1 RS is a vintage classic that’s gained new fans since it was driven in the sixth installment of the Fast & Furious films by Paul Walker. A 1.6 litre engine powers out 125 bhp and top speeds of 120 mph, and at TrackDays we have it available to book for a range of exciting driving experience packages at locations all over the UK.
Information About the Ford MK1 Escort RS
Built and produced between 1968 and 1975, the Ford MK1 Escort RS has gained status and adoration as victor in multiple rally championships around the world, most notably to pole position by Frank Gardner at the 1968 British Saloon Car Championship, and again in 1970, when Hannu Mikkola and Gunnar Palm drove it to victory in the London to Mexico World Cup Rally.
Certainly, when you see the MK1 Escort RS for the first time, even before you take to the wheel of this vintage motor winner, with its gleaming headlamps protruding from the broad front grille, you understand it’s a car built for speed and performance. But rest assured it’s definitely not style over substance at work here.
It was an incredibly powerful car for its time, running on a 1.6 litre engine under its bonnet, that bumps out 125 bhp. Acceleration in the MK1 Escort RS sees it cruise from 0 - 60 mph in 9 seconds, and an achievable top speed of 120 mph to make you feel like you can follow in the footsteps of the legends who raced it first past the grid.
Cool Facts About the Ford MK1 Escort RS
Of course, the Ford MK1 Escort RS has gained itself another new fanbase altogether in recent years, thanks to the popular Fast & Furious series of films. It was in the sixth installment of the series in 2013 that the late Paul Walker was seen driving it in his role as Brian O’Conner.
Our Ford MK1 Escort RS model at our venues is painted in the same distinct blue and white striped racing livery as the model in the film, making it one of our most popular cars of choice for both our Fast & Furious and Movie Car day packages, giving you the option to drive as many as five other cars from the silver screen of your choice along with a high speed passenger ride to give you an unforgettable experience.
Ford MK1 Escort RS Test Drive
Book a test drive on a track day in the Ford MK1 Escort RS and experience everything this car is capable of.