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In their effort for 1993's World Rally Championship season, Ford developed Ford Escort RS Cosworth based on the chassis and mechanicals of the Ford Sierra Cosworth to accommodate the larger Cosworth engine and transmission, fitted with the body panels found from the standard Mk.V Escort. Designed under the guidance of Ford's SVO department, the styling was carried out during 1989, a year before the standard Escort was launched, by MGA Developments in Coventry. Changes were also made to its engine management system and a new Garrett turbocharger was fitted. Permanent four wheel drive with a 34/66% front/rear split came courtesy of an uprated five speed gearbox as used in the Sierra Cosworth.

Despite it never had won any of the drivers or constructors championship title, the Escort RS Cosworth still proved itself to be one of the most solid performing rally cars in Group A era with 10 WRC rally wins from 1993 to 1997, with 5 of its victories gained during 1993 by François Delecour, Miki Biasion and Franco Cunico. The Escort RS Cosworth was eventually retired from Ford's works team after the final round of 1998's WRC season at Great Britain and was succeeded by Ford Focus WRC in the following year.

Colin McRae Rally 2005[]

The Ford Escort RS Cosworth is a Classic car in Colin McRae Rally 2005.

Draped in factory works supported Michelin Pilot Sport paint scheme, driven by Malcolm Wilson and Robbie Head.

DiRT 3[]

“Bridging the gap between the Group A and WRC eras, the Ford Escort RS Cosworth won many rallies. Its aggressive Cosworth engine and reliable chassis made it one of the most dependable rally cars of the 1990's.”
Car Viewer description

The Ford Escort RS Cosworth is a 90's-class Rally car featured in DiRT 3.


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Cars in DiRT 3
Pro Ford Focus RS WRCCitroën C4 WRCFord Fiesta RS Rally CarMini Countryman Rally Edition
Open Ford Fiesta Open ClassMitsubishi Lancer Evolution XSubaru Impreza WRX STI N12Subaru Impreza WRX STI SRT USAColin McRae R4 (VIP) • Ford Escort Mk II Ken Block Special (DLC)
Super 2000 Peugeot 207 S2000Abarth Grande Punto S2000
90's Subaru Impreza WRX STI 1995 (VIP Pass) • Ford Escort RS CosworthLancia Delta HF IntegraleToyota Celica GT-Four
Group B Audi Sport quattro RallyeFord RS200MG Metro 6R4Peugeot 205 T16 Evo 2 (Mud & Guts Car Pack) • Lancia Delta S4 (Power & Glory Car Pack)
80's Ford Sierra Cosworth RS500 (VIP Pass) • Opel Manta 400Renault 5 TurboBMW M3 Rally (DLC)
70's Ford Escort Mk II (DLC) • Opel Kadett GT/E 16vFiat 131 AbarthLancia Stratos (DLC)
60's Mini Cooper SLancia Fulvia HFRenault Alpine A110 1600 S
Raid Hummer H3 (VIP Pass) • Volkswagen Race Touareg 2Bowler NemesisMitsubishi Racing Lancer
Classic Audi quattro S1 Pikes PeakPeugeot 405 T16 Pikes Peak (VIP Pass) • Toyota Tacoma
Modern Monster Sport SX4 Hillclimb SpecialBMW Z4 M Coupe MotorsportFord Fiesta OMSE Hillclimb SpecialRhys Millen Racing PM580Chevrolet Camaro SSX Concept (DLC) • Ford Mustang GT (DLC)
Rallycross Ford RS200 RallycrossMitsubishi Lancer Evo X RallyXFord Fiesta Rallycross Mk 7Peugeot 207 T16 4x4Subaru Impreza WRX STI GR RallycrossMG Metro 6R4 RallyXCitroën C4 Rallycross (DLC) • Ford Focus ST RallyX (DLC)
Gymkhana Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X JUNFord Fiesta Gymkhana 3Subaru Impreza WRX STI GD GymkhanaSubaru Impreza WRX STI GR GymkhanaScion tC (DLC) • Saturn Sky (DLC) • Mini Cooper S Gymkhana (DLC)
Landrush Stadium BuggyStadium Truck

DiRT Rally[]

The Ford Escort RS Cosworth is a Group A Rally car featured in DiRT Rally.


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Cars in DiRT Rally
1960s Mini Cooper SLancia Fulvia HFRenault Alpine A110
1970s Opel Kadett GT/E 16vFiat 131 AbarthFord Escort Mk IILancia Stratos
1980 BMW E30 M3 Evo RallyFord Sierra Cosworth RS500Renault 5 Turbo
Group B (4WD) MG Metro 6R4Audi Sport quattro RallyeFord RS200Peugeot 205 T16 Evo 2Lancia Delta S4
Group B (RWD) Opel Manta 400Lancia 037 Evo 2
Group A Ford Escort RS CosworthSubaru Impreza 1995Lancia Delta HF Integrale
F2 Kit Car SEAT Ibiza Kit CarPeugeot 306 Maxi
R4 Subaru Impreza WRX STI 2011Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X
2000s Ford Focus RS Rally 2001Subaru Impreza 2001Ford Focus RS Rally 2007Citroën C4 Rally 2010
2010s Mini Countryman Rally EditionFord Fiesta RS RallyVolkswagen Polo RallyHyundai Rally
Rallycross Supercars DS Automobiles DS3Ford Fiesta RallycrossVolkswagen Polo RallycrossPeugeot 208 WRXMini Countryman RallycrossSubaru WRX STI
Rallycross Classic Mini Classic Rallycross
Rallycross 1600s Opel Corsa Super 1600Renault Clio S1600Peugeot 207 S1600
Hillclimb Peugeot 205 T16 Pikes PeakAudi Sport quattro S1 PPPeugeot 405 T16 Pikes Peak
Modern Hillclimb Peugeot 208 T16 Pikes Peak

DiRT 4[]

The Ford Escort RS Cosworth is a Group A rally car in DiRT 4.


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DiRT Rally 2.0[]

“The Ford Escort RS Cosworth, based on its road car equivalent, which was the first mass production road car to produce both front and rear downforce, featured a unique 'Whale-tail' rear wing, and was a car feared by its competitors, especially at European and national levels. François Delecour took a total of 4 rally wins in the Escort Cosworth.”
— In-game info, DiRT Rally 2.0

The Ford Escort RS Cosworth is a Group A rally car in DiRT Rally 2.0.


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DIRT 5[]

The Ford Escort RS Cosworth is a 90's Rally car in DIRT 5.

Its official livery was added to the game in update 3.00.[1]



  • The Ford Escort RS Cosworth is the only Group A car with a 7-speed transmission, which was fitted to the car since the 1994 WRC season.