Skip advert
Advertisement

Iconic Ford Escort Mk2 is reborn by specialist MST

£65,000 Ford Escort rally car recreation gives fast Ford fans a Singer of their own to aspire to

The Ford Escort Mk2 is back by way of an unofficial continuation project by specialist MST Cars, which has revealed the first new, rear-wheel-drive escort produced since the Mk2’s official discontinuation in 1980. 

Rallying supply company MST, which has sold full replacement bodyshells for Mk1 and Mk2 Escorts for some time now, has gone one step further from its usual fare with this 70-plate replica. It is the first of what will be a number of made to order cars priced from around £65,000, depending on specification. 

While this rolling prototype is a Mk2 Escort in Group 4 rally guise with wild flared arches and a full roll cage, MST says that customers will be able to choose narrower road specification bodyshells too, and in time it’ll offer continuation versions of the Mk1 Escort in rally and road guise as well. Customers can choose between a trimmed interior or a fully stripped out cabin. 

Advertisement - Article continues below

Unlike official manufacturer backed continuation efforts, the MST Escorts won’t be mechanically faithful to the Ford originals of some 40 years ago. Instead, engine options will be covered by popular four-cylinder modern rally conversions, with customers offered a choice of Ford Duratec, Millington or BDG units. 

Drive is sent to the rear axle (selected from well renowned competition supplier Atlas) via a six-speed manual gearbox, though more competition-minded customers will be able to option a sequential transmission.

The MST Mk2 features power steering as standard, and also gets a modern suspension setup using components from specialists Ohlins, Bilstein and Reiger. The brakes are racing specification items off the shelf from AP Racing. 

Orders are being taken now for both Mk1 and Mk2 MST cars with builds to take place throughout 2021.

Check out Singer's new rally cars here...

Skip advert
Advertisement
Skip advert
Advertisement

Recommended

Ford threatens to restrict petrol car sales to meet the UK’s EV targets
Ford Mustang Mach E GT
News

Ford threatens to restrict petrol car sales to meet the UK’s EV targets

Ford boss says ICE prices could rise as it seeks to dodge looming ZEV mandate penalty fines
9 May 2024
10 surprising things made by car companies, that aren't cars
Things made by car manufacturers - header
Features

10 surprising things made by car companies, that aren't cars

The world’s biggest auto manufacturers have many strings to their bows...
6 May 2024
UK new car buyers love a Mercedes-Benz but Ford is favourite when used
Mercedes A-Class - front cornering
News

UK new car buyers love a Mercedes-Benz but Ford is favourite when used

Data from YouGov’s BrandIndex shows that Mercedes-Benz is a top choice with new car buyers, with used buyers favouring Ford
2 May 2024
Best new cars coming in 2024
Best new cars coming in 2024 - header image
Best cars & vans

Best new cars coming in 2024

There are some big new models from the likes of BMW, Citroen, Dacia, Ford, MINI, Skoda and more on the way in 2024
12 Mar 2024

Most Popular

Mercedes says ‘no thank you’ to EQ: EV brand to be axed
Mercedes-AMG EQS 53 - EQS badge
News

Mercedes says ‘no thank you’ to EQ: EV brand to be axed

Mercedes will roll back EQ branding for its electric cars as the first generation of EV models reaches the end of its lifecycle.
15 May 2024
Ooh la la: new DS flagship to get inspiration from world’s coolest car
DS flagship - exclusive image
News

Ooh la la: new DS flagship to get inspiration from world’s coolest car

The iconic Citroen DS was voted the world’s coolest car by our readers and now DS is aiming for the same success with its new premium flagship
15 May 2024
UK faces “epidemic” of young uninsured drivers
Car crash
News

UK faces “epidemic” of young uninsured drivers

The number of young people convicted of driving without insurance has tripled since 2021, due to sky-rocketing premiums
17 May 2024