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  Ford Escort RS Cosworth
1992 - 1996
Ford Escort RS Cosworth
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Specification
Metric   Imperial
 
General
Class Hothatch
Body 2 Door 5 Seat
Hatchback
Layout Front Engine
4 Wheel Drive
Transmission 5 Speed Manual
Number Built 7145 
Engine
Type Conventional
Details Turbo 4 cyl
Capacity
122 in3 
Max Power
227 bhp @6250rpm 
Max Torque
224 lb/ft @3500rpm 
Power to Weight
181 bhp/ton 
Torque to Weight
179 lbft/ton 
Specific Output 114 bhp/litre 
Compression  
Bore x Stroke
 
Fuel Cons
25 mpg 
Emissions  
Performance
Top Speed
143 mph 
0 - 30 mph
1.7 sec 
0 - 60 mph
5.8 sec 
0 - 100 mph
14.5 sec 
0 - 124 mph
 
0 - 186 mph
 
30 - 70 mph
6.5 sec 
Standing qtr Mile
14.4sec @95mph 
60 - 0 mph
 
0 - 100 - 0 mph
 
Ring Lap Time  
Lateral Accn  
Drag Cd 0.38 
Dimensions
Length
159.0 in 
Width
67.0 in 
Height
 
Weight
2810 lbs 
Wheels (F/R) 8 X 16
8 X 16 
Tyres (F/R) 245/45 ZR16
245/45 ZR16 
Fuel Capacity
12.1 gal 
Pricing (2016)
New Price £n/a
Used Price £20000 - £40000
 
Profile

The Escort Cosworth succeeded the fabled Sierra Cosworth in 1992, taking on the mantle of the supercar for the man in the street. Performance of 0-60mph in 6 seconds with a 143mph max may seem tame by today's standards but at the time it had motoring journalists grasping for their typewriters (remember, it was 1992!).

As time has passed, the Cossie has gained an unfortunate reputation as a council estate chariot. However, as a forerunner to today's plethora of junior-supercar hot hatches, nothing can take away from it's legendary status.


Ratings
 
Overall Rating Money No Object Bargain Rating BHP/ (x1000)
68% 66% 6% 8
Ranks 486 of 771 Ranks 516 of 771 Ranks 225 of 771 Ranks 234 of 771

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