Monday, 11 April 2011
Dubai Duratec Escort
There's a tried and tested formula for the mkI Escort. It goes like this: big power + better suspension + better brakes + bubble arches + rollcage = win.
There's a lot of room for maneouvre within this formula, but you can see from this Dubai-based project how to carry it out well.
The '73 1100L is now powered by a 2.0-litre Mondeo-sourced Duratec, tweaked with race cams, throttle-bodies and a dry-sump setup and delivering 280bhp. Coilovers, Watts linkage and Brembo brakes ensure that the power is usable, while the stripped interior features a multi-point cage and driver's bucket and harness for that essential combination of safety and awesomeness. The attention to detail is just sublime.
Detractors often bemoan the lack of variety in the classic Ford scene, but that's a load of old rot; this Escort manifests the current thinking of the old Ford tuner, and that's a mindset that's constantly evolving. Yesterday, the Vauxhall XE. Today, the Ford Duratec. Tomorrow... who knows?
You can see more of this glorious Escort at Crank & Piston.
Posted by juice at 11:31