Ford Escort RS Turbo (1984-90) Engine 1597 cc S4 OC Production 5000
Registration Number D 742 KJT (Bournemouth)
Using the same basic engine as the 1983 RS 1600i but with a Garrett AiResearch Turbocharger to give 132 bhp which remained unchanged throughout production. The Escort RS Turbo was launched in October 1984. it had been delayed several times and when it went on sale in early 1985 the chassis came in for severe criticism.The RS Turbo Series 1 was only marketed in a few European nations as production was limited to 5,000 examples, all in white with the exception of one black car, for Lady Diana Spencer (Princess of Wales) They were well equipped, with the alloy wheels from the limited production RS 1600i, Recaro seats, and a limited slip differential. The Series 2 RS Turbo continued after the 1986 facelift.
Maximum speed 122-125 mph 0-60mph in 8.1 seconds. Price at launch £ 9951
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Shot 21.04.2019 at the annual Weston Park, Easter car show Ref 138-320
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