Escort Rally
Debut Series First Editions
Produced 1998 – Present (Original)

2017 – Present (Retool)

Designer Phil Riehlman
Number 18143
Escort Rally - 05 HW Racing Series


The Escort Rally is the second iteration of the Ford Escort Hot Wheels has replicated as a casting. Fitted with rally-style front lights and a top lip wing on the rear, this particular version of the Escort is the European-market exclusive 'RS Cosworth' version of the Escort from 1993-1996, 'RS' standing for 'Rally Sport' and Cosworth referring to the racing engine firm in England Supplying the engine for this model, a 2.0 Cosworth YBT. From the factory, the engine produced 227 brake Horsepower, but can be tuned to 1000 horsepower. There was also a Cosworth version of the Ford Sierra. The RS Cosworth was often nicknamed 'Cossie' By fans and one Notable owner being BBC Top Gear Presenter Jeremy Clarkson, whom described the car "The Ultimate Hot Hatchback" in an episode of his series, Clarkson's Car Years in 2000 from the BBC.


The Escort Rally has come out in the following 1/64 scale versions:

Col # Year Series Color Tampo Base Color Window Color Interior Color Wheel Type Toy # Country Notes Photo
637 1998 First Editions
Metalflake White Red, Black, Yellow, & Blue Race tampos w/ '8' & 'HWLS' on sides, Metalflake Blue front grille & headlights on hood w/ Yellow 'HWLS' on front Grey / Plastic Tinted (Black) Red WSP 18143 Malaysia Escort Rally Wht
984 1999 Classic Games
Red Purple, Black, White, Yellow "UNO" Gray Plastic Clear Black WSP 21332 Malaysia Escort Rally Red
5pk 1998 Police Squad Black Red, Gold, White "POLICE" "02" "To Protect and Serve" Black Plastic Blue Tint Grey WSP 18838 Malaysia Escort Rally Blk
5pk 2000 World Racers 2 Black w/White doors Red, White "POLICIA" "1" "AL RESCATE" Black Plastic Clear White WSP 25370 Thailand Escort Rally BlkWht
192 2001 Mainline Victory Lane 5-Pack Gray Orange, white, red & black tampos Black Dark tint 5DOT 50057 Thailand or Malaysia Escort Rally non broken
064 2003 Flamin' Hot Wheels
Gold Green flames with Hot Wheels logo, black outline Black / Plastic Black White Gold PR5 57201 Malaysia Ford Escort on Card
Variant window color (clear grey)
Escort Rally 2003 Flamin Hot Wheels 064
5pk 2004 Tiki Torchers Black Yellow tiger stripes & '32' tampos Black Plastic Black WSP B3595 china Escort Rally CIMG1717
089 2005 HWs Racing Metalflake Blue Hot Wheels Race Team Deco. "71", "HOT WHEELS 05" Gray Plastic Tinted Orange PR5 G8616 Malaysia Escort Rally - 05 HW Racing Series
5pk 2009 Trick Tracks Khaki Black, olive Green. Fossil Fueler + T-Rex + number 20 on Side Grey Plastic Grey White White 10SP Thailand Date Code(s): Escort
- 2011 Wall Tracks Metallic Blue Orange/White Flames, "71" "Hot Wheels 05" Sponsors Grey Plastic Dark Tint Red ScPR5 V8707 Thailand Date Code(s): C45 2011-WallTracks-EscortRally-Blue
- 2013 Team Hot Wheels High-Speed Wheel Blue/White Hot Wheels Racing Deco Black / Plastic Blue Tint Blue Blue HSW BBF61 Thailand Date Code(s): F08 very rare Escort 2
- 2019 Backroad Rally Series White Blue and yellow stripes, Rally El Segundo banner. Ford emblem, PIAA, Bilstein, Number 9 on sides Black / Plastic Tinted (blue) Black Chrome Light Blue 10SP FYX96 Thailand Named Ford Escort
Walmart Exclusive
Date Code: L45, L47, L50
Escort Rally 1 (2019)

Retooled Versions

The Escort Rally has been retooled without spolier on top:

Col # Year Series Color Tampo Base Color Window Color Interior Color Wheel Type Toy # Country Notes Photo
5pk 2017 HW Snow Stormers Satin Blue Black, white and yellow Rally tampos; Snow Stromers & 44 on sides. White / Plastic Tinted (Yellow) Black WB5SP DVF88 Thailand

Date Code(s):J32,   J47

5pk 2019 Nightburnerz 5-Pack (2019) Pearl White Green & Dark Green stripes on sides, roof and hood, Ford emblem on sides Grey / Plastic Tinted (Brown) Grey Chrome Green 10SP FYL12 Indonesia Date Code(s): M15, M16, M18 Escort Rally White 19 v2

See Also



From the back of the 1998-card:

The VW Bus introduced in the 1996 FIRST EDITIONS™ Series is the heaviest vehicle in the HOT WHEELS® line. Another version of it was available exclusively on the HOT WHEELS web site!

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