Historic rally automotive builder and components provider MST has introduced its ‘new’ Mk2 Escort Quick Highway & Observe, a new-build road-legal historic racer based mostly on the Group 4 rally automotive. Every automotive is hand-built on the firm’s headquarters in Northern Wales, and because of the brilliance of limited-type approval within the UK, is ready to be registered and run on the highway.
MST begins by fabricating an all-new bodyshell which is given a DVLA-registered chassis quantity, from which it builds up a personally-specified Mk2 Escort. The mannequin is ready to be fitted with both a typical or ‘Tarmac’ physique with prolonged wheel arches into which an FIA-approved roll cage is welded.
As customary, MST will suit your Mk2 with a 2.5-litre Ford Duractec engine with ATR throttle our bodies, stainless-steel exhaust system, billet-machined sump and radiator. It produces round 200bhp, however may be upgraded to both the Ford BDG or Millington Diamond engines that produce 230bhp and 300bhp respectively. A dry sump oil system can also be in a position to be optionally specified, related to both a five- or six-speed handbook transmission.
Energy is distributed to the rear wheels through a restricted slip differential mounted on a dwell rear axle. Instead of the leaf springs MST matches all-round mechanically adjustable Bilstein coilover springs and dampers, protecting the suspension design related to this century.
Brakes are sourced from AP Racing, with 267mm discs on the entrance axle gripped by four-pot calipers. The rears are smaller 247mm discs on single-pot items. A 13-inch wheel and tyre set is customary, however consumers can improve to 15-inch items if desired.
This being a road-legal racer, the inside and tools degree is sparse, however in addition to the optionally available competitors seats, MST does supply a leather-based inside trim choice.
After all a lot bespoke fabrication and its high-end element record makes this Mk2 Escort fairly an costly enterprise. It begins at £69,000 ex-VAT, or about the identical worth as a Porsche 911 Carrera.