Words & photos - Daniel Bevis
Blimey. *rubs eyes*
Oh, it's still there. It is real.
Yes, this staggeringly purposeful mkII Escort is actually a real-life race car rather than some fanciful Photoshop creation, and it really is brutal. The brainchild of Wealden Racing, it's got an all-steel body with oodles of added girth and aero addenda, and a Cosworth YB with a sodding great turbo. The spec reads like a who's-who of racy classic Ford tuning; six-linked rear, Fostec Atlas axle, AP Racing brakes, 17" Compomotive split-rims, Corbeau bucket, custom cage... and, as you might hope, the eager performance matches the dreamy looks. This Escort will hurtle from 0-60mph in 3.5 seconds, thanks to its peak power of 430bhp; it'll do a quarter-mile in eleven seconds, and it's geared for 159mph. Incredible.
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Spotted at the 2014 Classic Motor Show - more photos here.