It was designed to qualify as a Group A car for the World Rally Championship , in which it competed between and It was available as a road car from until in very limited numbers. The first cars made before 1 January are in fact "Homologation special versions. One of the main selling points was the Cosworth YBT , a highly tunable turbocharged 2. Ford developed the car around the chassis and mechanicals of the Sierra Cosworth , to accommodate the larger Cosworth engine and transmission, while clothing it in Escort body panels to make it resemble the standard Mk 5 Ford Escort. This accommodation was required as the floor pan of the regular MK5 Escort was designed for front-wheel-drive only initially although a 4 wheel drive version, the RS 4X4 was soon introduced.
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This car has just undergone a full nut and bolt restoration by Saxspeed in Finland, it was rebuilt using mostly new parts to Group A specification. Driven only around km non-competition since. Several races were completed under this team in Germany and Northern Europe. After a collision in a race with slight damage to front corner, the car was sold to Finnish rally driver Juha Miettinen. After that journey, the car ended up with our client who has owned it for a number of years and has been competing here in Finland. He has now retired from competition and decided to have the car fully restored back to it original glory.
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By Tim Pollard. Never meet your heroes, they say. Well I grew up in the s and s, obsessed with the rally-bred super-hatches such as the Ford Escort Cosworth - products of the alchemy that took humble shopping trolley and transformed it into race-winning magic.