Is this the fastest Ford Escort Mk1 in the World?

mqdefaultWe had to have a look when we saw the title of this clip which purports to be the fastest MK1 Ford Escort in the World… a mighty claim!

The MK1 Escort in question is powered by a Pinto OHC with Holset HX50 Hybrid Turbo, apparently giving over 11.000 rpm and over 1000+ bhp. The question is, can it get it down in order to be the fastest? It’s quick, certainly, and as can be seen it’s even spinning up the wheels in fifth gear… but the fastest ever? What do you think?