Christian Major 300bhp Escort RS Turbo Top Speed Run. 1600cc CVH
A *friend* of mine had a 300bhp RS turbo a few years ago. It went rather well. Ignore the rev counter on the dash, accurate digital RPM can be seen on the Boost controller. Yes it did light the wheels at 70mph in third, in the dry and it does indeed go off the end of the speedo in fourth.
Ford Escort RS Turbo vs Mitsubishi Evo 7 - Performance Ford Top Speed Thrash
Please read description for full details. Watch in HD!
This video was previously uploaded by several accounts, but it is my video.
It is me driving, so I can tell you all about the car.
It's NOT an Escort Cosworth or Sierra Cosworth as some have suggested.
There is a picture of it at the end of the video.
This video was taken at the Annual Performance Ford Top Speed Thrash
several years ago and was relatively unplanned. It wasn't a 'staged' race.
Furthermore, there is no suggestion my me that the Escort is better than
the Evo. This video demonstrates the raw power of the Escort. Reeling the
Evo in from such a poor start shows just how powerful this car was. It was
built ONLY for Top Speed, hence the poor initial start.
The Evo belongs to Gary of AP Tuning in Norwich and at the time of the
video was around 450bhp.
The Escort is a 1989 RS turbo Series 2
(Mk4 Escort Shape). It has a 1600cc CVH engine, the original Block that it
rolled out of the factory with. The original completely standard crank is
still there too. The car also ran a standard Ford Head Gasket. It was on
modern Fuel Injection and highly tuned with a large turbo. Of course the gearbox was modified too,
many people have quizzed me over the years about gear ratios and I never
disclosed my secrets!
To clarify, this car NEVER ran a Dump Valve (or BOV). The noise you hear on
gear-changes is the natural Wastegate 'Chatter'. Please note the
gear-change just as the speedo goes off the scale!
The car always ran on standard pump fuel (usually Shell V-Power), but for
Top Speed runs I usually added a bottle of NF Octane Booster for safety.
The car was uncontested as the Top Speed record holder for many years, but
after a lot of stress and sleepless nights eventually got stripped for
LOUD Escort MK2, Amazing Fiat X1/9, old VW Beetle - incl. fast Onboard Video Hillclimb Kalkara Malta
3rd Round of the "The Grimaldi Lines 2013 Hillclimb & Sprint Championship"
at Kalkara / Malta .
Well organized by the ICC http://www.islandcarclub.com
Official results: http://alturl.com/y47ns
Thanks to the ICC for the great support and kindness, especially by Keith
Didier Bugeja - fast Peugeot 106 GTI
VERY FAST Radical Onboard Footage - Jason Muscat
FIAT 500 Abarth - Onboard - Hillclimb Bergrennen - Mauro Portelli
Roswell Bugeja -- great Peugeot 205 GTI
Jeremy Cassar -- VW Golf GTI MK2 -- AWD
INSANE Ford Escort MK2 - Noel Galea
GREAT Chevron B43 Formula 3 - Hubert Camilleri
James Dunford - Radical incl. Onboard Footage
VW Beetle Hillclimb - Onboardfootage Amadeo Dingli
Keith Camilleri - Radical
Matthew Valetta -- Ford Fiesta
Jonathan Tonna -- Open Wheeler Formula
Mark Micallef -- Radical Prototype
David Buttieg -- Renault 5 GTE
Ivan Zammit - open wheeler Formula
Steve Baldachino -- Subary AWD
Justin Vikingu Mifsud -- Subaru AWD
Christian Major Escort RS Turbo 350bhp Performance Ford Thrash Top Speed Run 160mph
Here is a video of my car doing a 160+mph run at RAF Woodbridge for the
Performance Ford Thrash a few years back. The spec at this time was not
good, it ran a very wild cam and a large GT30, it certainly wasn't this car
at its best. Just listen to that lag. OK, so I should have learnt to change
gear and not hold it on the rev limiter!!!
E1.6 RST *161.2 mph ERST* Launch
This is a Launch at Bruntingthorpe of a 300+bhp 1600cc CVH Engined Escort
RS turbo on its way to a 161.2mph Top
Speed run. Engine built and maintained by www.ap-tuning.co.uk