If you tuned in to the Lamley IG Live last month with Hot Wheels designer Mark Jones (IG @designspeed744) then you’ll have seen the first pictures of the upcoming ’78 Ford Escort RS1800 Mk2. This model will be released in the Ford Car Culture Premium set later this summer.
As an Escort fan, a rally fan and a Mark Jones castings fan I am excited to see this model in the metal, but until then, Mark was kind enough to send through some close-up pictures.
With such a long rally career behind it (and getting longer by the week), the livery and customizing possibilities for this model are pretty much endless, but we’re starting with a white-and-blue Ford scheme from Steve Vandervate that matches not only the other models in the set (’70 Escort Mk1 RS1600, C-800 transporter and Transit Supervan) but also the new Team Transports RS200, trailer and Rally Van combo.
Mark also sent this shot of the Mk2 with Fraser Campbell’s Mk1, which is already one of my favourite Hot Wheels castings (see my earlier Collection Update article for the full rundown on this model).
Let me know what you think in the comments below. Thanks for the pics, Mark!
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