The objective was to develop and engine with better performance than the twin-cam Lotus-Ford. The agreement between Ford and Cosworth was for the design and development, not the building of engines. Design started in May of and the first cc engine ran in June of When introduced it was the first British engine to use cogged belts to drive the camshafts. In the BDB version was introduced.
1978 FORD ESCORT (MK2) RS2000 GROUP 4
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Group A was a set of motorsport regulations introduced by FIA covering production-derived vehicles intended for outright competition in touring car racing and rallying. In contrast to the short-lived Group B and Group C , the Group A referred to production-derived vehicles limited in terms of power, weight, allowed technology and overall cost. Group A was aimed at ensuring numerous privately owned entries in races. Group A was introduced by the FIA in to replace the outgoing Group 2 as "modified touring cars", while Group N would replace Group 1 as "standard touring cars". The FIA continued to promulgate regulations for Group A Touring Cars until at least ,  and the category survived in domestic championships until However, Group A is still used as the basis for most rally competitions around the world.
Ford Escort RS Cosworth
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The Ford Escort is a small family car which was manufactured by Ford of Europe from until The Ford Escort name was also applied to several small car types produced in North America by Ford between and In , Ford revived the Escort name for a car based on the second-generation Ford Focus sold on the Chinese market. The Escort was frequently the best selling car in Britain during the s and s. A total of more than 4.