About this project

This project has been inspired by the fire breathing big BHP Group B rally cars that were banned in the mid 1980's. With a love for these cars in mind I'm creating a mid engine RWD track day car using a MK6 Escort as the base car and a Subaru Impreza turbo engine/gearbox to power it.

With the Subaru engine being quite light and having a low centre of gravity, (due to the flat 4 configuration) the car should have a good power to weight ratio and hopefully handle well, with a good suspension setup.

Test drive at curbourgh sprint track

Well, after a trip down to curbourgh sprint track and a 5 minute test drive the car had a major fuel leak,for some reason it was leaking out the tank breather pipe and could not be fixed at the track. I have now fitted a larger breather pipe and it seems ok. I can say that the 5 minutes i was in the car it felt and sounded awesome i carnt wait to have a proper go in it.  Before  i take it out again i am going to fabricate some new front lower arms and roll bar linkages using rose joints as the standard escort arms are pants.


  1. Mate,

    Loving this project! I wish i had it in me to give something like this a go! really impressive work, get some video footage up once you have got it on the track!

    Nice one


    Steve on November 10th, 2009 at 2:10 pm
  2. This guys insane!!! Ive seen the finished Escort project up close and the attention to detail is amazzin!,
    His new project is well underway and i can not wait to see it finished and more importantly drive… lol
    James is a top bloke willing to help anybody at the drop of a hat, if only this was a business we would be a millionare building prodjects left right an centre for the young budding dreamers…
    Watch this space!

    Ryan on February 22nd, 2011 at 6:15 pm

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