E lembro que quando a Ford apresentou o novo Escort XR3, no final de 1983, todos os jornalistas especializados ficaram boquiabertos: o carro havia acabado de ser lançado na Europa e já estava chegando ao consumidor brasileiro.
O XR3 devia no quesito esportividade: perdia nas arrancadas e em velocidade máxima para o Gol GTS que lhe emprestava o motor.It is the last CVH engine made and saw an end to production in the last of the 2004 Ford Focus LX/SE sedan and wagons.Oswald 194590 (vol 3), pp 396 397: "Der grossere Teil der Produktion ging ins Ausland, weil der Ford Escort Mk I auf dem deutschen Markt wegen seiner pummeligen Form, seiner simplen Konstruktion, seiner holprigen Straßenlage und seines bescheidenen Komforts nur mäßigen Zuspruch fand.The most famous edition of the Twin Cam was raced on behalf of Ford by Alan Mann Racing in the British Saloon Car Championship in 19, sporting a full Formula 2 Ford FVC 16-valve engine producing over 200 hp.Australia edit The Mk I was produced by Ford Australia from 1970 to 1975 as a two- or four-door saloon and as a two-door panel van.Unlike the Mark II, which had essentially been a reskin of the original 1968 platform, the Mark III 3 was a completely new "wheels-up" design, and was conceived as a hi-tech, high-efficiency vehicle which would compete with the Volkswagen Golf and Honda Civic considered.1.6 CVH cylinder head with valves, followers and rockers.Mais aí chegou o ano de 1993, que trouxe consigo a nova geração do Escort.21 "Ford Escort RS1800, 1977 MY".
It was available on the L and GL models.
The engine was also designed to run on petrol containing some ethanol (15-20 leading to troubles when using straight petrol.
31 A convertible version, made by coachbuilder Karmann appeared the same year as the five-door estate (1983).
The crash structure was also improved, featuring side impact bars, a reinforced safety cage, improved crumple zones, front seat-belt pretensioners and airbags.
It wasn't long before the engine started receiving attention from the aftermarket tuning industry, and the.6 L version quickly became a stalwart of the tuning scene in the 1980s and 1990s with some significant increases in power output (over 200 bhp (150 kW) being extracted from.In September 1993, the Orion name was dropped, with the saloon taking on the Escort badge.Both sizes were also available in alcohol-fuelled versions with marginally more power.The engines which had been carried over from the previous generation largely unmodified were also heavily criticised for their poor refinement.Codenamed "Brenda" during its development, it used the same mechanical components as the Mark.