The successful Escort Twin Cam
replaced by the more powerful Escort in 1970
, the RS1600.
The letters "RS" stood for "Rally Sport",
a brand name invented by Ford and one that continued
for many years. Quickly the term "RS" came
to be known for high performance Ford's.
As on the Twin Cam, the RS1600 used a reinforced two
door shell and featured wide arches, wheels and quarter
In place of the Lotus Twin Cam was a 16 valve Cosworth
BDA unit measuring 1599cc. The RS1600 produced 110bhp
and could reach a top speed of around 180 km/h.