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Right here’s How Model New Ford Escort-Impressed Rally Classics Are Being Made in Wales

As driven by Jonny Smith, the host of the Late Brake Show, the MST MK2 features the optional six-link rear axle from Atlas Motorsport, the 200 hp Ford engine, adjustable 2.25 Bilstein dampers and a new six-speed manual transmission a Mazda MX-5 with a limited slip differential from Gripper Motorsport and the optional power steering with a high gear ratio of 2.4 as well as the four-piston disc brakes from AP Racing. The real Minilite alloys are 13 ” tires wrapped in Kumho Ecsta V70A tires. 15- and 17-inch wheels are also available.

A step further, the engine can be a 2.0-liter BGD dual camera with 250 hp or a 2.5-liter Millington Diamond with 350 hp. The base gearbox remains Ford’s five-speed Type 9, and of course a sequential box is also available if you specify a rally car. Regardless of which body style you prefer, the chassis can be converted to an Öhlins WRC system or Rieger dampers from America.

Could this be the ultimate analog vehicle toy, well under a ton with rear-wheel drive and at least 200 horsepower? Perhaps even more so when you consider that a reconfigured example as a new car can even function as a new daily driver. Reproductive bowls open up new horizons.