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It is, in the truest sense of the word, an experience. Tuning parts were and are readily available, and lower-specification Escorts became a common feature on even relatively low-level rallies in Europe during the s. The Escort installation added another 4HP. Group A cars also had to run with a smaller turbo restrictor than previously, which was a particular handicap for Ford, since the rally Escort's seven-speed gearbox was not well suited to a lower-revving engine.