RSR Escort Competiton Car

Graham

RMS Photographer
Location
By the sea
Drives
Press Cars
See the blog feature on this - The name O'Connell is well established in motor sport circles in Ireland. The Dungiven based brothers; Gerard and Seamus, along with Seamus' son Tommy have entertained fans for many years and have the cars and the trophy cabinet to boot.

Seamus and Tommy are known for their exciting... Read the Full Article Here



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davecoupe

RMS Photographer
Location
On a hedge, on a stage.
Drives
S14a/vRS/Jetta
His red turbo Mk2 with active aero system is insane (and more than worthy of an article itself) although don’t know if he still has it after his off at the cottage on Cairncastle last year.

Hopefully I’ll get to see this thing out on a few hills this year, it looks great.
 

MagicRat

RMS Regular
Location
Nabbey
Drives
JapScrap
Great looking car and so is his Mk2 Escort, great sounding as well. I remember being in the paddock at Kirkistown the first time Jim Hutchinson turned up with his SHP Escort RSR, never saw a car draw such a big crowd in such a small amount of time. They are awesome machines and are top of my lottery win wish list.
 
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quattro Rick

RMS Regular
Drives
quattro / M796
Sonny from SHP told me a lot about this thing when they were building it, literally a money no option ultimate build
Any idea what kind of money went into it? Suspension alone sounds expensive never mind what it probably costs, I'm thinking 5 figures and quite possibly still low balling!
 

chris_b

RMS Regular
Drives
A car
Any idea what kind of money went into it? Suspension alone sounds expensive never mind what it probably costs, I'm thinking 5 figures and quite possibly still low balling!
No not a clue Rick, it’ll all be top notch though as Sonny and his brother Kelvin use the best they can find. Anything they’ve ever done for me came with custom made Nitron shocks
 

zafturbo

RMS Regular
Any idea what kind of money went into it? Suspension alone sounds expensive never mind what it probably costs, I'm thinking 5 figures and quite possibly still low balling!
Surely this build must be up near the £200k Mark is it not .the engine alone must be nearing £40k .
 

IL

RMS Regular
Surely this build must be up near the £200k Mark is it not .the engine alone must be nearing £40k .
Big windows in SHP if this cost north of £200k+

I have heard what a few others have cost to build by SHP and they are of similar spec.
 

quattro Rick

RMS Regular
Drives
quattro / M796
5 figures is from 10,001 to 99,999 so it’s a big scope to play with haha.its like playing with Monopoly money .the price of these things .
I'd intended a around the 10k mark, 4 way ohlins I imagine would be fairly pricey!

Personally if I had 250k to blow, I think I'd probably spend it on a one off rally build than a supercar
 

BarryPort

RMS Regular
Location
Portstewart/North Sea
Drives
Sierra Cosworth
I had a stand at AutoSport this year across from DEN Motorsport so got to ogle at this for 4 days :yum

Personally if I had 250k to blow, I think I'd probably spend it on a one off rally build than a supercar
Interesting! May I ask why you'd do that? So you could have a car set up to your needs I take it?
 

quattro Rick

RMS Regular
Drives
quattro / M796
Interesting! May I ask why you'd do that? So you could have a car set up to your needs I take it?
I've much more interest in older cars so would love to have something built to drive like a mentalist, and knowing every component connected to the chassis would allow me peace of mind

You can't hammer a Ferrari or Pagani down a country road for fear of catching the underside or meeting someone and being forced into a ditch etc
 

chris_b

RMS Regular
Drives
A car
I had a stand at AutoSport this year across from DEN Motorsport so got to ogle at this for 4 days :yum



Interesting! May I ask why you'd do that? So you could have a car set up to your needs I take it?
Fs Barry I was there for three days and didn’t realise that
 
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