Twin Cam. Mexico. S. Lotus. RS. Cosworth. ST. Shelby. GT. Sport. Cobra. SHO; the list of Ford’s global performance derivatives and ‘sub-brands’ goes on. And one of the Blue Oval brand’s most popular and significant sporting tags, XR, first appeared on European-built sporting Ford models 40 years ago with the launch of the third-generation Escort XR3 in 1980.
The nine best XR sportscars
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