Ford Escort Mk V WRC (1997)
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1976: Ford Escort Mk II RS
1980: Ford Escort Mk III RS1700T
1997: Ford Escort Mk V WRC
1997: Ford Escort Mk VI Maxi
Development level
WRC
Group A
Group N
Production

Specifications

Group/Class A/8 Homologation number: A 5466 (20/01 WR)
Years active 1997 - 1999 Homologation start: 1/1/1997
Homologation end: 31/12/2000
Engine
Type Cosworth YBT based on Pinto block, straight 4cyl, 4 stroke, petrol engine located front longitudinal
Capacity 1973.4 cc WRC: x 1.7 = 3355 cc
Bore x Stroke (mm) 90.32 x 77.0
Compression ratio 9.6:1
Output power - torgue 300 HP / 5500 rpm 50.0 kgm (490 Nm) / 4000 rpm
Main bearings 5 of 57mm diameter connecting rod distance between centers 136.1mm, big end bearing diameter 55mm
Materials block: cast iron, 220mm height cylinderhead: aluminium alloy, 138mm height
Cams/valves 2 overhead camshafts (DOHC), belt driven. Blue camshaft cover 4 valves/cyl. - 16 valves total. 35.25mm inlet valve diameter, 31.25mm exhaust valve diameter. 22.5o angle between inlet valve axis and vertical, 22.5o angle between exhaust valve axis and vertical. 1 coil spring per valve
Aspiration IHI RX6 E2 turbocharger (high temperature nickel/iron alloy 62mm diameter, aluminium compressor 69mm diameter) with air/water intercooler and 34mm turbo restrictor fitted, Ford/Pectel T6 multipoint electronic fuel injection pressure: 1.4 - 2.2 bar
Ignition Weber Marelli electronic, firing order 1-3-4-2
Cooling system watercooled 7.5 lt
Lubricating system wet sump with 1 oil cooler 4.75 lt
Transmission
Type four wheel drive X-trac 6 speed sequential gearbox
Gearbox ratios 1st: 1.800/1 (27/15)
2nd: 1.263/1 (24/19)
3rd: 0.955/1 (21/22)
4th: 0.783/1 (18/23)
5th: 0.667/1 (16/24)
6th: 0.583/1 (14/24)
R: 2.143/1 (30/21 x 21/14)
1st: 3.000/1 (36/12)
2nd: 2.125/1 (34/16)
3rd: 1.611/1 (29/18)
4th: 1.316/1 (25/19)
5th: 1.118/1 (19/17)
6th: 0.960/1 (24/25)
R: 2.667/1 (32/14 x 14/12)
Diffrential ratio Transfer box: 1.000/1 (31/31), 0.778/1 (21/27), 0.800/1 (20/25), 0.815/1 (22/27), 0.850/1 (17/20), 0.857/1 (24/28), 0.900/1 (18/20), 0.909/1 (20/22), 0.952/1 (20/21), 0.957/1 (22/23), 0.962/1 (25/26), 1.000/1 (24/24), 1.045/1 (23/22), 1.056/1 (19/18), 1.100/1 (22/20), 1.150/1 (23/20), 1.200/1 (24/20), 1.263/1 (24/19), 1.389/1 (25/18), 1.529/1 (26/17), 1.600/1 (24/15), 1.611/1 (29/18), 1.643/1 (23/14), 1.688/1 (27/16)
Front/rear: 3.615/1 (47/13), 3.917/1 (47/12), 4.625/1 (37/8), 4.429/1 (37/9), 3.818/1 (42/11), 3.636/1 (40/11), 3.417/1 (41/12), 3.250/1 (39/12)
helical gears with viscous coupling epicyclical center differential with 2 outputs. 1st direct output to hypoid bevel gears, ZF limited slip or Torsen rear differential. 2nd output via hyvo chain in parallel shaft to hypoid bevel gear active hydro/electronically controlled front differential. 30%-70% to 50%-50% front/rear torque distribution
Clutch dry, double disk 242mm diameter
Chassis-body
Type Steel monocoque chassis of Ford CT120 platform with roll-cage. Front and rear steel subframes with rectangular tubes. 3 door liftback steel bodyshell with extended steel wheel arches, polyurethane bumpers and plastic rear spoiler
Front suspension macpherson strut with lower transverse arms and stabilizer, coil springs and telescopic gas shock absorber
Rear suspension macpherson strut with lower wishbone, coil springs, telescopic gas shock absorber and anti-roll bar
Steering system rack and pinion with electric power assistance 2.4 turns lock to lock
Brakes front ventilated disks with 270-380mm disk diameter and 4/6/8 aluminium piston calipers. Rear ventilated disks with 270-380mm disk diameter and 4/6/8 aluminium piston calipers. Optional Aluminium MMC alloy 6 piston calipers front/rear dual circuit with servo, adjustable ratio split front to rear
Dimensions
length: 4.211 m (165.8") width: 1.770 m (69.7") height: 1.425 m (56.1")
wheelbase: 2.552 m (100.5") front track: 1.490 m (58.7") rear track: 1.505 m (59.3")
Rims - tires gravel 7" - 8" x 16" - 17"
tarmac: 8" - 9" x 17"
Pirelli P Zero 225/45ZR16, or michelin 210/610-18"
Weight 1220 kg
Weight/power 4.1 kg/HP
Fuel tank 70 lt

Results in WRC

Statistics

1997 1998 1999 2000 Total
Works
Races /wins 14/2 13 27/2
Entries/finishes 29/21 27/20 56/41 (73.2%)
Others
Races/wins 10 4 14
Entries/finishes 8/4 21/10 21/9 8/2 58/25 (43.1%)
Total WRC results
Races/wins 14/2 13 10 4 41/2
Entries/finishes 37/25 48/30 21/9 8/2 114/66 (57.9%)
Total points 173 139 23 335
(8.171 per race)
(2.939 per entry)

Races

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Works team: Ford Motor Co

Season
Entry Rally event
Driver
Codriver
Team MC SVE KEN POR ESP TdC ARG GRE N.Z FIN IND S.R AUS RAC
Carlos Sainz
Luís Moya
works 2nd 2nd wheel studs tran smis sion 10th 2nd eng ine 1st 2nd gear box 1st 4th eng ine 3rd
Armin Schwarz
Denis Giraudet
works 4th 6th 4th 3rd tran smis sion 9th sus pen sion
Juha Kankkunen
Juha Repo
works 2nd 3rd 2nd 2nd 6th with drawn 2nd
Angelo Medeghini
Barbara Medeghini
works 10th
Grégoire De Mévius
Jean-Marc Fortin
Belgacom Turbo Team 7th with drawn acci dent
Jarmo Kytölehto
Arto Kapanen
Blue Rose Team 3rd
Sebastian Lindholm
Timo Hantunen
Ford Team Finland 4th
Franco Cunico
Pierangelo Scalvini
Jolly Club drive shaft
Ari Vatanen
Roger Freeman
Motorsport Consultancy 8th
Bruno Thiry
Stéphane Prévot
Gazprom Rally Team fire
Leonídas Kyrkos
Níkos Panou
10th
Total points
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173 16 14 7 8 1 11 23 17 24 19 12 21
Statistics
Works starts/finishes 29/21 2/2 2/2 2/1 2/1 2/1 2/2 2/0 2/2 2/2 2/1 2/2 2/2 2/0 3/3
Others starts/finishes 8/4 1/1 2/2 2/0 3/1

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Information and articles

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Drawings

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