The Ford Escort Mk1 RS1600 was built during 1970 as a sports variation of the Ford Escort Mk1 which was produced between 1968 and 1974. The car is powered by a 1.6L Kent Inline-4 engine with a 16-valve Cosworth cylinder head.
The car is most known for its rallying victories including the victory at the 1970 London to Mexico World Rally Cup.
The Ford Escort Mk1 RS1600 has a stock top speed of 257 km/h (160 mph) which is around average for Class C car. The acceleration of the RS1600 is only average at best since its gears isn't too great. The handling is superb however, its very grippy and responsive, but it is prone to understeer if pushed to the limit. The nitrous output is just average at best.
In Team Escapes and Pursuit Outruns is can perform more or less well. The Escort is a light car meaning it can be tossed around by police interceptors. Like most cars, it can break through roadblocks if ramming it correctly, but if done anything but correct, the RS1600 will be stopped in its tracks, however since the handling is good, it can easily dodge rhinos.