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Gti is defo 115! Ex GF old man had one. Still see him a bit around and about. From a rolling start along the dual carriageway left him for dust.
Although was standard. However matey at your college may have been bullsh*tting!!! Mite not have cams in which case he will look silly. Na RS1800 (Fiesta??) would piss all over it!!! The fiesta would piss all over the Escort. Never raced an RS1800.
Let the challenge begin. I still wanna race craggy in his VTS!
The RS2000 has 150bhp and hits 60 in 8.3 secs and 100 in 22-23 so you would be faster than one of them but im sure the Gti only has 115bhp so he maybe around 130bhp still way off the mark.The escort Gti is just an Si with a bodykit - nice alloys tho I put some on my last Fezzie to replace those lovely 3 spokes.
The RS1800 has identical 0-60 & 0-100 times to a RS2000 and isnt very fast either, it has a faster 30-70 than the RS2000. Ive has 2 RS1800s and both were fun but far too slow - hit a brick wall at 85mph. My sister now has my last one, I checked out the RS2000 but costs a fortune to tune as its got a strange engine (IE4 or something) but the Gti is seen as a bit of a joke and not worthy of any sports badge.
Im a quiet fan of fast Fords (especially the rally homologation specials), but many of them seem way off the pace in standard form - especially the NA cars. A NA RS/XR will generally be a fair bit slower than the Renault or Peugeot equivalent in off the peg form.
Im not trying to invite the wrath of Ford boys, but I reckon a Clio Valver/205 GTi will respond better to all-round tuning (i.e. not just engine work) than many Ford models will and will still be more true to their original virtues in terms of handling etc.
Give me an Escort Cosworth or Focus RS any day though!
The other good thing about fast Fords is that you can run one, modify one and fix one on a relatively low budget. I know from experience that the 16v will snap at the heels of even the more exotic Fords, but theyll be fixed and live to fight another day when the 16v is off the road waiting for an overpriced and rare part.
Not all of them. It came in the 105bhp and the 130bhp option and its nigh on impossible to know which one a car has without looking at the engine block. Not that it was even breathtakingly quick in 130bhp form anyway. Only the Fiesta was clear cut - in that the XR2i 1.8 16vs all had the 105bhp lump and the RS1800s had the 130bhp.
In fact, the 105bhp lump was exactly the same with smaller throttle bodies, smaller manifold, different ECU and missing the oil cooling system. Replace those items and 130bhp is obtainable from the 105bhp lump.
I very much doubt if either of the RS1800s i owned made 130bhp one low milage one average milage, a lot of Rolling road results for RS1800s were 120-125bhp in the Ford magazines. The RS2000 apparently has a learning ECU so if you chuck and exaust and filter on you still only have 150bhp - LOL what a pain.