Although it required some special dispensation, Ford were allowed to adapt the Cosworth into a World Rally Car, to serve as a stopgap until a purpose-built WRC was developed.
The Ford works team closed at the end of 1994, and the rally programme was handed over to the Belgian RAS Sport team.
Sierra Cosworth, to accommodate the larger Cosworth engine and transmission, while clothing it in Escort body panels to make it resemble the standard.Among these initial units, a handful were badged as Motorsport versions these lacked certain refinements such as a sunroof and sound deadening.Citation needed Two versions were produced.It was the first time in several years that a privateer had won at this level, and in doing so he outpaced the works Lancia Delta Integrale of reigning World Champion Carlos Sainz, demonstrating the superiority of the Escort over the previously dominant Lancia.Delecour, although complaining volubly in interviews about the rule changes, finished second on the Monte Carlo.Frank Stephenson, who originally proposed a three-deck piece, one of the distinctive feature of the car itself 4, the body tooling was created by coachbuilders.Delecour finished second, but there were no further top-three placings that season and Ford finished at the bottom of the manufacturers' championship.The smaller turbo cars were not.I.A recognised and only the first 2500 cars made before re in fact 'Homologation special versions." It was instantly recognisable due to its large "whale tail" rear spoiler.Nevertheless, the Escort was by this time outclassed by the Mitsubishi and Tommi Mäkinen, who won that year's title, and towards the end of the season interest switched towards the following season and the incoming World Rally Car rules.The experiment with RAS not having been successful, Ford took its rally team back in-house for the 1996 season.The main selling point was the.5, the Escort Cosworth was a rare car, with 7,145 vehicles produced from the start of production on 19 February 1992 until the last car rolled out of the factory prostitution in buenos aires legal on A tiny number were unofficially imported to the United States, where it was considered.The final guest driver proved a greater success, however: on a one-off drive for the team, Tommi Mäkinen won the Lakes Rally.Like its Sierra predecessor, they are commonly nicknamed "Cossie" by enthusiasts.1970 Ford Escort Mexico.Thiry stayed as second driver, but Delecour left the team and was replaced by Carlos Sainz.The works team returned for the Portuguese Rally: Delecour led almost from the start and won the event with Biasion second, establishing both car and driver as serious contenders for that year's World Championship.Nevertheless, the result was a disappointment for Ford since, although Delecour won the penultimate round of the season, in Catalunya, he lost the world title to Kankkunen.Wilson was not formally competing in the event, but his stage times were faster than those of winner Colin McRae.
In Delecour's absence the second Escort was driven by a succession of temporary drivers, including 1981 World Champion Ari Vatanen, young Belgian driver Bruno Thiry and Franco Cunico.


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