The Ford Escort Mk 2 was launched on the market in 1975. It was a decisive evolution compared to the Escort Mk 1 presented at the 1968 Brussels Motor Show. The previous version retained the high quality mechanics but was completely revised in the design that he interpreted the aesthetic and stylistic taste of the 70s. In addition to the more functional versions, there was also an Escort Sport version characterized by a more aggressive look and a markedly sporty interior. Finally, the RS 1800 version with 115 HP twin-shaft engine was also presented, which formed the basis for the special version used in the Rally world championship and which achieved significant results. The iconic Zakspeed Team built and used a dedicated version of the Escort Mk 2 between 1977 and 1978.