The third-generation Ford Focus RS is a sporty compact car like we love them. It's not too heavy or bulky and has enough power under the hood to have fun behind the wheel with dignity. However, the Focus RS isn't nearly as wild as the mythical Sierra Cosworth and Escort Cosworth.
The next Focus RS promises to be more powerful with a hybrid powertrain, among other things. That's a good thing, of course, but it's still likely to make the car a little blander. The American brand certainly wouldn't dare make a new Sierra Cosworth or even a new Escort Cosworth. Yet that's what artist Matthew Parsons has done.
He decided to give birth to the Ford Escort RS Cosworth again. Originally conceived as a Group A car for the World Rally Championship, the Cosworth then exceptionally became a road car between 1992 and 1996. It was then equipped with a 2.0 L four-cylinder engine developing 224 bhp.
Parsons created his interpretation of the 21st century Escort RS Cosworth by retaining as much detail from the original model as possible. The front end features very thin, two-piece headlights. The rear end, however, is more restrained, with a much more reasonable rear wing than the one on the 1990's Cosworth. Unfortunately, there's no chance that this car will ever see the light of day since Ford is more focused on SUVs...