Ford Escort RS 1700 turbo

The RS 1700T was a prototype RWD car designed by Ford Motor Company in 1980 to compete in Group B rallying.

Prototypes were based on the Mk III Escort and featured a developed 1.8-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine that produced over 300 bhp (224 kW) maximum power.

Also a prototype with a 2.4 litre Hart engine (derived from a Formula Two unit) was tested in .

Persistent problems during the vehicle’s development prompted Ford to drop plans for its production and instead begin work on an all-wheel-drive model to beat the Audi Quattro, designed and built from scratch, resulting in the famous .

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