Ford Escort MK2 RS1800 gr2, gr4 by Brickyard Legends Team
The Ford Escort is a small family car manufactured by the Ford Motor Company’s European division between 1968 and 2000. The squarer-styled Mark II version appeared in January 1975. The first production models had rolled off the production lines on 2 December 1974.
Unlike the first Escort (which was developed by Ford of Britain), the second generation was developed jointly between the UK and Ford of Germany. Codenamed “Brenda” during its development, it used the same mechanical components as the Mark I. The 950 cc engine was still offered in Italy where the smaller engine attracted tax advantages, but in the other larger European markets in Europe, it was unavailable. The estate and van versions used the same panelwork as the Mark I, but with the Mark II front end and interior. The car used a revised underbody, which had been introduced as a running change during the last six months production of the Mark I.
As with its predecessor, the Mark II had a successful racing and rallying career. All models of the Mark I were carried over to the Mark II, though the Mexico gained the RS badge and had its engine changed to a 1.6 L OHC Pinto instead of the OHV. A “Sport” model was also produced using the 1.6 L Kent. A new model was released, the RS1800, which had an 1840 cc version of the BDA engine. It was essentially a special created for racing.
The works racing cars were highly specialized machines. Bodyshells were heavily strengthened. They were characterized by the wide wheel arch extensions, large front splitters, and spoilers. The BDA engine was bored to 2.0 L and gave up to 280 bhp. It was complemented by a strengthened transmission, five-speed straight-cut ZF gearbox, five-linked suspension and more minor modifications.
The mod includes two physics sets :
- 1. RS1800_GR4.HDC -> gr4 rally car set up for circuit racing
- 2. MCMAHON_ESCORT_GR2_1840.HDC -> gr2 circuit car
The mod is linked to GTC-TC-76 class and the Ford Escort RS
- – papag21 : 3d, mapping, file structure, skins
- – rallymaster : physics
- – kiwisteve : template, skins
- – hkhoy : skins
- – Ralf1973 : skins
- – Ned : skins
- – whoops : skins
- – jandri : sounds
- – greg7 : testing
- – Ney.Dias : testing