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Available in standard form with power of upto 227bhp (depending on the year), so this goes to show the tuning potential of the Escort. From this you can increase the power from anywhere between 249.7bhp to 385.9bhp with modifications varying from a few DIY mods to some pretty major engine work. The higher you go the more unreliable the car will be and you should expect to have to rebuild the engine regularly if you want to extract silly power. A big forced induction upgrade would be needed to push beyond the 100bhp per 1000cc limit.
An engine swap with that from the 227bhp Escort Hatchback will give a massive power gain and provide a better base to work from. The Car Tuning Guide have been impressed by the Escorts (especially the sporty ones!) They reward the tuner with even more power and a better ride. Car Tuning Guide have been impressed with the addition of stainless steel exhaust systems on the Escorts , if you want to improve your top end go with an air induction filter. You should also get a better fuel pressure regulator such as those supplied by FSE
The Car Tuning Guide recommend that on the Escorts , you get a fast road cam. Getting better flow through the head of the engine would reward your Escort with more power. So get the engine head polished and ported.
The most powerful Escort Hatchback in our database offers 227 bhp. From this you can increase the power from anywhere between 249.7 bhp to 385.9bhp with mods we have outlined above.
A Escort with forced induction (turbo or supercharger) will give even larger power gains that this. The top Escort offers a base power level of 227 bhp. When setup for motorports we can expect to see almost mythical power figures approaching 295.1 bhp to 431.3 bhp! Suspension upgrades are next on every Escort owners priority list. The Car Tuning Guide do not recommend lowering more than 35mm.
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Drifting site covering tuning and car selection for drift.