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The Ford Escort GT was made from to and was the high-performance addition to the compact Escort family of cars. The GT featured a horsepower, four-cylinder Mazda engine, sporty bodywork and chassis refinements. Today, the Escort GT has become a relatively rare car that takes well to performance modifications to build on an already impressive platform.