Ford Fair 2012: Cosworth

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Cosworth has always been a name synonymous with the fastest of the fast Fords. Even though there hasn’t been one produced for over 15 years they are still hugely relevant, no doubt down to the fact that no other Ford has been a worthy successor. The Mk2 Focus RS is getting increasingly close in terms of power outputs but the lack of rear wheel drive or 4x4 and the absence of true motorsport heritage has left a sizeable portion of fans unconvinced. Sure, the Focus competed in WRC, but you can’t buy anything that resembles it as closely as an Escort Cosworth resembles an Escort WRC.

Having said that there’s nothing stopping you from building a Focus that would give a WRC car a hard time (except perhaps time/money/ability) - the white Time Attack Focus is certainly capable of that. More in a later post.

Despite the increasing age of these cars, it seems people aren’t afraid to go to extremes. Two perfect examples of this would be the twin Escorts, each with a Chevrolet LS1 V8 engine and converted to rear wheel drive.

There’s still plenty more to come from Ford Fair, next time some Old School rides in the form of Mk1 and Mk2 Escorts so stay tuned for those. In the meantime here’s the gallery.


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