The Mark I Ford Escort was introduced in the United Kingdom at the end of 1967. Had conventional rear-wheel drive and a four-speed manual gearbox, or 3-speed automatic transmission. The Mark I featured contemporary styling cues in tune with its time: a subtle Detroit-inspired "Coke bottle" waistline and the "dogbone" shaped front grille — arguably the car's main stylistic feature.
The Mark I Escorts became successful as a rally car, and they eventually went on to become one of the most successful rally cars of all time. There were a few higher performance versions for rallies and racing. The Escort Mexico was a special edition road versions in honour of the car's winning at the 1970 London to Mexico World Cup Rally. It was powered by a 1.6 L Ford "Kent" engine. While the RS2000 model featured a 2.0 L Pinto (OHC) engine. Seen in action in the 2013 movie Fast & Furious 6. (wikipedia)
R S 2 0 0 0With 2.0 L Pinto (OHC) engine
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