Here we have The New 2020 Mk1 Escort build, now all signed off ready to hand over to the bodyshop for paint. The dry build phase is now complete. Basically the car is fully built up with all parts fitted to ensure that everything fits correctly, before being stripped down again to a bare body and handed over to the bodyshop for painting. All hand built here in North Wales, UK.
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Well known successful rally cars, tarmac ‘Modern Grp4’ spec, now fully restored.
Full weld in multi-point SD rollcage, turret mounted including front triangulation
6 linked & large 15” rear tubs
Round turrets & big tunnels
Latest FIA seat mounts
Fuel & dry sump tank mounts
Usual group-4 gussets & skids
15” Tramac alloy arches
Alloy front and rear spoilers
Carbon composite bonnet and boot,
Carbon bonnet air scoop and roof vent
New bronze tint polycarbonate window kit
All new window seals
New wing mirrors
Alloy driver and codriver footrests
New Motamerc steering wheel
New headlights, indicators & grill
New rear lights
Lightweight fiberglass bumpers
Painted throughout in red with black detail
New front and rear Group-4 Bilstein coilovers - 0 miles
New crossmember and steering rack – 0 miles
New Group4 alloy hubs & studs – 0 miles
Fabricated TCAs & compression struts – 100 miles
Ultimate AP Racing 4 pot CP9440 calipers on 304mm discs – 50 miles
All New Rix Engineering fully floating tarmac axle – 0 miles (cost £6000)
Gripper LSD, 4.6 CWP – 0 miles
AP Racing 4 pot rear brakes CP7613 – 0 miles
All new Rix Engineering heavy duty link arms and rod ends
Power steering column
Sitting on Revolution 8 spoke wheels, 8x15 front, 9x15 rear
Pirelli P7 Corsa Classic moulded tarmac slicks (tyres cost £900)
Sold with original registration and MSA logbook
Car can be supplied with various parts kit or can be fully built to customer spec.
Priced at £35k
Please contact us for more details
Serious enquiries only please
So here we have a glimpse of the world’s first, all new, Mk1 bodyshell since 1975! Now fully assembled and spot welded.
Built here in North Wales UK, and available to pre-order now. We expect to start delivering customer bodyshells later this year.
This particular bodyshell will be built as a road registered car, powered by a 2.0L BDG engine on fuel injection!
Progress has been a little slow recently due to the coronavirus but we are now pushing ahead to get the new Mk2 Escort completed this summer and get the car booked if for the IVA test, that will allow us to register the Mk2 Escort as a brand new 2020 road car.
The new 2.5L Ford Duratec is now in position with a new designed billet alloy machined sump. Other newly developed parts for the Mk2 includes a new Escort electronic power steering unit, Duratec to Mazda 6 speed adapter plate to allow the gearbox and engine to sit upright and gear lever position adapter kit that moves the gear lever further back.
Other features of this new Mk2 includes latest power distribution modules that controls the cars electrical system, doing away with fuses and relays. Running the engine we have a Life Racing ECU that has many features such as traction control, launch control, various map settings, data logging etc.
Here we have the latest developments for the all new Escort Mk1, including FIA spec seat rails, mountings for the alloy fuel tank, dry sump tank, fuel pumps etc. All critical parts are dry fitted during the fabrication stage so that once the car is painted, all parts should bolt straight on - (no drilling of holes required) Further modifications include rear firewall, gearbox tunnel and various strengthening brackets and gussets.
Due to high level of requests, we now have a prototype Mk1 Escort bodyshell available for viewing at Motorsport-Tools. Its not yet a complete bodyshell, it requires outer quarter panels and roof to complete, we are just waiting on these from the Magnum factory.
Pre-orders being taken now with a limited number of shells available this year, on a ‘first come first served’ basis, (Please contact us for more details)
The New Mk1 is now taking shape with a dry install of the BDG engine and gearbox, including ancillaries: radiator, exhaust manifold, oil cooler, dry sump etc. Fully built from the bottom up on purpose built jigs.
Bodyshells and complete cars will be available as a Type-49 or full works spec rally cars
Pre-orders taken now with limited availability.
Contact us for more details