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This is a discussion on Ken Block Is Taking his Escort Cosworth Stage Rallying In America within the Off-Topic Section forums, part of the Focus RS Forums category; He's also going to race in Rallycross and the World Rally Championship. by Brian Silvestro, Apr 16, 2018 If you're an avid Road & Track ...

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    Ken Block Is Taking his Escort Cosworth Stage Rallying In America

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    He's also going to race in Rallycross and the World Rally Championship.

    by Brian Silvestro, Apr 16, 2018

    If you're an avid Road & Track reader, you'll remember us telling you about Ken Block's fantastic Ford Escort Cosworth, which he purchased back in October. Well, now we know why he bought it: he's gonna race it.

    Block revealed today on the Hoonigan YouTube channel he will be taking his Escort Cosworth rallying in America in the 2018 American Rally Association Championship. The car's been completely revamped by Hoonigan to conquer the stages, with a modified roll cage, a rear-exit exhaust (for street-legality purposes), and an all new livery designed by Death Spray Custom.


    Block will be racing in the Oregon Trail Rally, the New England Forest Rally (which I, humble brag, have also participated in), and the Idaho Rally International, going up against Subaru-backed heavyweights David Higgins and Travis Pastrana. Additionally, Block will compete in the rallycross at Circuit of the Americas, the Rallycross Trois-Rivieres, the FIA World Rallycross of USA, and the twelfth round of the World Rally Championship in Catalunya. It's not yet known which cars he'll use to compete in those races.

    Sounds like a busy 2018 for Mr. Block.

    https://www.roadandtrack.com/motorsp...schedule-2018/
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    Watch Ken Block Shake Down His Escort Cosworth Rally Car in the Desert

    https://www.roadandtrack.com/motorsp...schedule-2018/
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    2013 #2008,#349 of 2286 in PB ST2, Mountune CBE, CAI, DP, re-circ valve, and Strut Tower Brace, FRPP shifter, K&N filter, Steeda rear sway/strut tower bars, 3M clear bra, WeatherTechs w/ST badges, Zunsport grill kit, Tail of the Dragon decal, Hoonigan crash bar!
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    Soo a paid Ford spokesperson elects to race a Ford from the 90s instead of one built today, that should tell you something.
    Whats a ST?

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    Quote Originally Posted by o1turbo30v View Post
    Soo a paid Ford spokesperson elects to race a Ford from the 90s instead of one built today, that should tell you something.
    That he loves old Ford's? If you watch the videos he spends the whole time complaining about how inferior the escort is to a wrc or RX focus. Also brags about the heritage and how cool it is.

    ETA: when KB signed with Ford, he made them import a mk2 RS for him as a daily driver. He also owns a escort rs2000, RS200, and a mk3 RS. The guy likes euro cosworths, who doesn't.
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    A closer look at Ken Block's Ford Escort Cosworth

    https://www.topgear.com/car-news/ken...scort-cosworth

    I'd like to see that Cossie with the bi-whale tail that was envisioned/created by Frank Stephenson, canned by the bean counters at Ford, and brought to life on Wheeler Dealer by Ant a few episodes ago.
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    2013 #2008,#349 of 2286 in PB ST2, Mountune CBE, CAI, DP, re-circ valve, and Strut Tower Brace, FRPP shifter, K&N filter, Steeda rear sway/strut tower bars, 3M clear bra, WeatherTechs w/ST badges, Zunsport grill kit, Tail of the Dragon decal, Hoonigan crash bar!
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    A little teaser:



    Watch the new Wheeler Dealers team get to grips with a rare Ford Escort RS Cosworth

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    High class escort Ken Block reveals his stunning new 90s throwback Ford Escort RS Cosworth rally star for Gymkhana10

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