We already know that the motorsport is setteled at the top of the search after modelcars at the company Minichamps. With the Ford Escort RS 1800 from the 1970s, the team around Paul G. Lang has proven to be clever, because in the debut of the new modelcars quality we have never experienced something like this car. Ford-fans will be happy, because the models of the Escort are produced in colors of the different teams and offer a manageable possibility to build a non-escalating collective topic. We have met the modelcars of the sportscar from cologne at the toy fair this year for the first time; in the articles about this we have already expressly welcomed the decision to make models for this role model. The world does not just consist of Porsche.
The here presented modelcars show the sports version RS 1800, which is based on the two-door version of the sedan Ford Escort II, built from 1974 to 1980. The name Escort RS 1800 suggests that Minichamps has opted for the replica of the British version: In Germany, the top version was sold as RS 2000. With such a Escort RS 1800 Björn Waldegård 1979 and Ari Vatanen 1981 rally world champion. The vehicle was equipped with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and produced around 180 kW / 245 hp. Minichamps starts with the modelcars for a ramble across the race tracks this time: The Escort RS 1800 is available in the attractive painting of the team LI-LO Equipe ESSO, with which Roger Clark and Neil Wilson have started at the Lombard RAC Rally 1978.
The scale 1:18 model was limited to 300 units and comes under the item number 155788709 to the collector. As the highlight of every starter field, we feel the race cars across all classes and series that appear in the red and white design of the Belga Racing team. Belga was a Belgian cigarette brand that was on the market between 1923 and 2014. Limited to 402 pieces, the Belga Team's Ford Escort RS 1800 will be released under item number 155838714 and should inspire followers, the website dedicated to the Belga Racing Team. The miniatures are made out of diecast and correspond to the replica of the spectacular auxiliary headlamps in front of the grille up to the mud flaps on the rear wheels in the typical Minichamps quality of the appearance of their role models.