The Tokyo Auto Salon is full of unique and attractive project cars, but this time the Ford Escort Mk2 brought from Malaysia is on display at Makuhari Messe.
Owned by Ally Kuoppa aka Rosli Mohammad Saeed, the project has been around since early 2020 when Ally started talking to Kei Miura, founder of Japanese car culture brands Hardcore Tokyo and Tra Kyoto. , has been in progress for a long time. On creating something exciting for 2021.
This led Ally to choose an Escort Mk2 as the basis for his project, as he owned one while in college. His love for this model grew out of his interest in rally cars, but unfortunately he was unable to use his own four-door sedan for the project because it was stolen in 2014. A second of his Escort Mk2 was purchased. It was in need of repair.
Miura worked on the Escort Mk2 and was involved in the development of the late Ken Block’s Gymkhana Escort. It was then easy for him to agree with Ally’s ideas. This makes Ally’s Escort Mk2 the first model fitted with a real Rocket his bunny his pandem his widebody his kit.
The kit made for the Allies Escort Mk2 is truly one-of-a-kind, unlike the one that was installed on Brock’s car. The kit was produced by Miura in Japan and then shipped to Balling, Kedah for installation.
However, the project has been in limbo for some time due to certain reasons. Nonetheless, Allie was determined to make it happen and created a new game plan that started from scratch. rice field.
Arie also appointed Shah Bandi as project leader, with Bandi Sprayworks responsible for the full body restoration of the car and the installation of the Pandem kit. This painting is a specially mixed pink by Aikka Paint, and comes with a sticker designed by the next company.
Wide wheels were also fitted to match the wide body, and the Escort Mk2 received a 9.5j Watanabe R-Type unit at the front and a pair of 11.5j Watanabe Gotti alloys at the rear. Wheel size is 15 inches, front he is 205/50 and tires are 245/45.
Next up was the powertrain and one of the big changes involved the Escort Mk2’s suspension, replacing the default rear live axle with a 5-link setup. It comes with Airdrop air springs made by SFS Garage to provide the right stance.
As for the engine, Ally originally wanted to run a 1UZ-FE 4.0-liter V8 from Toyota, but that required a lot of other supporting components from Nissan. Instead, he chose to use a more suitable engine, better suited to his Escort Mk2, his 4A-GE 1.6-liter 4-cylinder in his AE86 Corolla.
The 16-valve twin-cam mill was upgraded with HKS camshafts, SK Sanyo individual throttle bodies and Tonka exhaust headers, and engine management was handled by a Fueltech FT450. All engine work was done by AMN Motorsport. The engine develops 140 horsepower and 161 Nm of torque, driving the rear wheels via a T50 5-speed manual transmission and a TRD limited-slip differential lifted from the AE86.
The interior is kept as basic as possible, with only a digital display for the Fueltech engine management system, a Sparco steering wheel, Trapo floor mats, and a custom gear knob with the Retro Havoc logo, the event he founded. I was.
Considering the amount of time, effort, and resources put into the project, as well as the heartache, trials, and tribulations she experienced along the way, Ally chose “Emotion” as the name of the project’s car, although this seems fitting, it may debut at TAS, but the car is so far from its home base in Malaysia that it proudly wears license plates and road tax discs.