About the Wealden Racing Ford Escort

Wealden Racing Ford Escort Mk2

Ford Escort Mk2 – Specification

Bodyshell: All steel Ford MkII Escort with steel doors, bonnet and boot. Wealden Racing widened wheel arches, splitter, side skirts, boot spoiler, bumpers and all lights.

Paintwork: Sprayed in Vauxhall Solar Yellow inside and out.

Engine: Cosworth Turbo YB. Ford motorsport 200 engine block, line bored with nickel liners, through block studs and oil squirt jets. Steel billet crankshaft, billet con rods, forged pistons. Modified valves and valve seats with uprated valve springs. Piper camshafts to Wealden Racing specification. Fensport hybrid Garrett turbo to Wealden Racing specification with Cosworth 4WD exhaust manifold and custom side exit stainless steel exhausts. Custom airbox with K&N filter. Fully dry sumped oil system with Goodridge hose and ends. Uprated injectors, Water injection. Aluminium Intercooler, radiator and oil coolers. Fully programmable Motec ECU.

Fuel System: Aluminium 45Ltr Foam Filled fuel tank with lift and high-pressure pumps, twin filters and swirl pot fitted with Goodridge hose and ends.

Suspension: Wide track front suspension with all round adjustable links. Custom steering arms, competition steering rack and electric power steering. Six link adjustable rear suspension with watts linkage and adjustable roll centre. Three way Rieger adjustable shock absorbers with coil over springs. Front and rear custom adjustable anti-roll bars.

Transmission: Standard Ford T5 gearbox. Super Clutch twin plate clutch pack and hydraulic release bearing unit. Single piece prop shaft. Fostec lightweight aluminium Atlas axle with 4.4:1 limited slip differential with Fostec half shafts and drive flanges.

Brakes: 330mm front brake discs, AP Racing callipers and Carbon Metallic pads. 280mm rear discs, Cosworth rear callipers and Carbon Metallic pads. Adjustable brake bias and cable handbrake.

Wheels/Tyres: Dry, 17” 3 piece Compomotive split rim wheels
245/40 ZR17 Toyo 888R Front tyres & 275/40 ZR17 Toyo 888R Rear tyres

Wet, 16” 3 piece Compomotive split rim wheels with 225/45 ZR16 Dunlop SP Sport Racing Wet tyres.

Interior: Custom Cages multi-point T45 roll cage. Corbeau Revolution carbon seat with Luke 6 point harness. Sparco steering wheel on quick release boss. Custom dash and instruments. Be-spoke wiring loom and switch boxes. Plumbed in fire extinguisher and racing battery.


Acceleration: 0-60 approx 3.5 seconds
Top speed: Geared to 159mph
Standing ¼ mile: 11 seconds.
Power: 430 Bhp@ 6000 rpm  420ft/lbs torque from 2500rpm to 7000 rpm

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