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FORD MEXICO/RS2000 (MKI)

2-door 4-seater saloon.

In different ways these were de-tuned versions of the RS1600, all built by AVO at South Ockendon. Mexico was merely RS1600 fitted with Cortina GT pushrod (86bhp) engine - 100mph maximum, cheeky character and amazingly good price. RS2000 was smoother, plusher, better road car, fitted with 2-litre overhead-cam 'Pinto' engine and German transmission. With 100bhp it had near-110mph maximum - a great road car, still loved today.

Technical Specifications

Engine:
1599cc (S4 OHV), 1993cc (S4 OC) 
Configuration:
Front engine, rear-wheel drive 
Production dates:
1970 to 1974  
Number produced:
included in Escort