Ford Escort RS2000 Driving Experiences
The forerunner to their Hot Hatch models that gained popularity in the 80s, the Ford Escort RS2000 clocked up multiple racing victories across the motorsporting world, and when you take to the wheel of one, you’ll understand why. Powered on a 2.0 litre Pinto engine, with a top speed of 114 mph and acceleration from 0 - 60 mph in 4.4 seconds, at TrackDays we have it available to book for some excellent driving experience packages at venues all around the UK.
Drive a Ford Escort RS2000 near me
If you’re a fan of 80s Hot Hatches, and want to know where the genesis of them began, then the Ford Escort RS2000 is your best place to start. Developed as an alternative to Ford’s more volatile RS1600 model, it was made at their former production line in Aveley in Essex from 1972 onwards, and it was pitched as an affordable and attractive performance car for the commercial market.
The Escort RS2000 shares with the RS1600 a fortified bodyshell, making it an ideal car for use in several fields of motorsporting including Rally driving and motor racing. We have this model available to book for our range of rally experience packages at both London Rally School and Silverstone Rally School.
Power on this classic hot rod comes from a 2.0 litre Pinto engine, bumping out 160 bhp. And with achievable top speeds of 114 mph, it’s surprisingly fast in acceleration for a car of this age and stature, zipping from 0 - 60 mph in 4.4 seconds, and 0 - 100 mph in 10.7 seconds.
Cool Facts About the Ford Escort RS2000
The Ford Escort RS2000’s subsequent popularity in the fast growing world of rally driving in motorsport, and the fact that only around 5,300 were ever produced means that, as with most Ford hatches, it’s incredibly rare - and steep in price - to find one on the second hand market in good working order.
It’s also Ford’s most highly praised model of this kind. On its original road test, Autocar magazine commented that it delivered when driven to its limits, saying that it was ‘more consistent and refined than its forerunners by far.’