October 23, 2017

Don’t call it an Escort!

When i first met Matt I said “Hey, Nice Escort”.  He quickly educated me, “It’s a Merkur X4rti”.  Merkur was a brand that brought a series of Hand built European luxury Fords to the United States.   This particular model slotted above the high performance SVO Mustang, was direct competition for other high end sport compacts of the time such as the BMW M3.  The X4rti shared it’s turbocharged 2.3 liter engine with the SVO Mustang.  Matt’s car has a few tweaks including head, cam, intake manifold, intercooler, and custom exhaust.  The interior sports OEM Recario racing seats.  This is definitely a rare machine to see on the streets.  Enjoy the photos and vid below.

 

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