Key facts

1973 Ford Escort RS2000 information summary

What body style?
sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
3975 mm
How heavy?
914 kg
What size engine?
2 litre, 1993 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
100 PS / 99 bhp / 74 kW @ 5750 rpm
How much torque?
146 Nm / 108 / 14.9 kgm @ 3750 rpm
How quick?
0-60 mph: 9 s
How fast?
177 km/h, 110 mph


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1973 Ford Escort RS2000 technical specifications


Ford Escort RS2000 is an automobile that has a 2 door saloon (sedan) body style with a front positioned engine powering the rear wheels.
Its 2 litre engine is a naturally aspirated, single overhead camshaft, 4 cylinder unit that develops 99 bhp (100 PS/74 kW) of power at 5750 rpm, and maximum torque of 146 N·m (108 lb·ft/14.9 kgm) at 3750 rpm.
This power is delivered to the wheels through a 4 speed manual gearbox.
The quoted weight at the kerb is 914 kg.
The Ford Escort RS2000 is said to be able to attain a top speed of 177 km/h, or 110 mph.
1973 Ford Escort RS2000 data
1973 Ford Escort RS2000 data
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors2
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 2400 94.5
Track/tread (front) 1295 51
Track/tread (rear) 1320 52
Length 3975 156.5
Width 1568 61.7
Height 1391 54.8
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.66
Kerb weight 914 kg 2015 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 40.9 litres 9 UK Gal 10.8 US Gal
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Ford
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 4
Capacity 2 litre
1993 cc
(121.62 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 90.8 × 77 mm
3.57 × 3.03 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.18
single overhead camshaft (SOHC)
2 valves per cylinder
8 valves in total
maximum power output
100 PS (99 bhp) (74 kW)
at 5750 rpm
Specific output
49.7 bhp/litre
0.81 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
146 Nm (108 ft·lb) (14.9 kgm)
at 3750 rpm
Specific torque
73.26 Nm/litre
0.89 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 9.2:1
Fuel system 1 Weber 32/36 DGV carburettor
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 920.6 kPa (133.5 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 498.25 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph 9 s
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 177 km/h (110 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 109.82 PS/g
80.77 kW/g
108.32 bhp/ton
0.05 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 12.38 kg/kW
20.68 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres per 100km
km per litre
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ?
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
Engine position front
Engine layout longitudinal
Drive wheels rear wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering rack & pinion
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle
Front suspension I.CS.
Rear suspension LA.SE.
Wheel size front 5½J x 13
Wheel size rear 5½J x 13
Tyres front 165 SR 13
Tyres rear 165 SR 13
Brakes F/R Di/Dr-S
Front brake diameter 244 mm
Rear brake diameter
Gearbox 4 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 3.54
general ID89991
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 20.4
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1973 Ford Escort RS2000 added 2002-01-07.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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