Ford Escort RS 1700T

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Ford Escort RS 1700T on show in Paris.

The Ford Escort RS 1700T was a prototype RWD car designed by Ford Motor Company in 1980 to compete in Group B rallying. Prototypes were based on the MKIII Escort and featured a Cosworth developed 1.8 litre turbocharged four cylinder engine that produced over 200 horsepower.

Persistent problems during the vehicle's development prompted Ford to drop plans for its production and instead begin work on an all-wheel-drive model designed and built from scratch, resulting in the famous RS200.