Ford Escort Cosworth

1997 Ford Escort Cosworth

Open Class PRO Rally Car

Driver:     Carl Merrill
Co-driver:  Lance Smith

1993 - North American Rally Champion; third overall SCCA PRO Rally

1994 - Second in North American Rally Championship; four top-three
       finishes/two Canadian Rally wins.

1995 - New '95 World Rally Escort Cosworth for '95 season - won two
       events - DNF while leading in Michigan cost him shot at title.

1996 - Won two events at Olympia, Wash.; 2nd twice by total of 10
       seconds; 2nd overall for the season.

1997 - brand new '97 shell; scored victory at STPR event; out of
       championship contention with electrical failure in Minnesota;
       won Rocky Mountain Rally (Canadian).

1998 - Turbo and drivetrain problems led to 4th place at Doo Wops
       and Wild West; third at Rim, second at STPR, DNF in Maine
       and Minnesota.

        Length:                   4211 mm (165.8")

        Width:                    1742 mm (68.6")

        Height:                   1321 mm (52.3")

        Wheelbase:                2551 mm (100.4")

        Weight:                   2610 lbs.

        Engine:                   4 cylinder, 16 valve
                                  2 liter, turbocharged,
                                  special electronic
                                  management system

        Power:                    422 HP @ 6600 RPM

        Torque:                   364 F/LBS @ 4500 RPM

        Transmission:             7-speed F/F Development
                                  transmission; front, center &
                                  rear viscous differentials

        Suspension:               Bilstein shocks with
                                  magnesium uprights

        Brakes:                   Lockheed 4 piston
                                  (titanium) calipers
                                  with 12" discs

        Tires:                    Michelin Special XGT Rally
                                  Tires on 7" wheels

        Electrics/Lights:         Ford/PIAA

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