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Basic Escorts reborn as rally weapons

MST combines the best of modern technology and engineering with the classic coolness of the original escorts and has created the ultimate usable, abusive “oldtimer” racing cars. The two are available in four “stages” – the entry-level Touring Road Car Stage 1, the Fast Road and Track Car Stage 2, the Group 4 Rally Car Stage 3 and the Ultimate Spec Rally Car Stage 4. Prices start at £ 69,000 ( plus VAT) and rise to well over 100,000 GBP.

The models remain as true to the originals as possible – after all, the Escort was the most successful rally car of all time. So why change this magic formula? All are powered by a largely alloyed 2.5-liter Ford Duratec engine with billet alloy fuel injector throttles, a high-efficiency aluminum radiator, a lightweight flywheel and a high-performance clutch. A Life Racing control unit offers various map settings for road and track, while the vehicles come standard with a Simpson stainless steel exhaust manifold and system.