Stunning Ford Escort RS Cosworth revealed by Ken Block
20 Apr 2018
Legendary rally driver Ken Block has revealed a 1991 Ford Escort RS Cosworth that is set to feature at three leading US rallies. Competing in the RS Cosworth that he purchased in October, the competition livery has been revealed.
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Featuring an upgraded 2.0l turbocharged WRC engine from 1997 that produces 395bhp, it will include a 7-speed sequential gearbox. The striking black and white livery has been designed artist Death Spray Custom and perfectly matches Block’s brief of “giving the car a slight retro feel”.
Stepping away from full-time World RX duties, Block is set to include the freshly created Americas Rallycross Championship into his busy schedule for 2018. Complementing this commitment will be a number of legendary Gymkhana events, as well as the World Rally Championship.
Speaking about the upcoming rallies at the New England Forest, Oregon Trail Rally and Idaho Rally International, Block commented “I’ve really enjoyed the past few years of Rallycross, but I started my race career with rally and my heart has always been with it”. He added “So to be able to get back into doing events like these while still doing some Rallycross makes me very happy! I love my old Cossie and I’m looking forward to going and pushing that a bit here in America during some events, but then I’m going to the opposite end of the spectrum with the current 2017 WRC Fiesta, which I think is going to be a lot of fun for WRC Spain.”
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