ENGINE CAPACITY: 1598cc YEARS PRODUCED: 1981 TO 1983 PRICE WHEN NEW: £5150 Ford’s finest-ever small hatch? Original XR2 was powered by Escort Mexico-based 84 bhp 1600cc Crossflow, with Weber carburettor and XR3-type four-speed gearbox. Stiffer suspension included 1 inch lowered springs, dampers and uprated rear anti-roll bar. Vented front discs were within 6x13 inch pepperpots and 185/60R13 rubber. Supersport influence meant wheelarch extensions, front and rear spoilers, and twin driving lamps — now beside circular headlights from USA-market Fiesta. XR2 decals adorned the flanks, with body-coloured door mirrors and black paint around the windows.Trimmed in restrained Storm cloth, with grey dash, black headlining and insipid two-spoke wheel.