Boreham Motorworks Press Release

RETURN OF THE FORD RS200 AND MK1 ESCORT –  BOREHAM MOTORWORKS ANNOUNCES AGREEMENT WITH FORD MOTOR COMPANY TO PRODUCE SERIES OF CONTINUATION AND REMASTERED ICONIC VEHICLES STARTING WITH RS200 AND MK1 ESCORT

  • Boreham Motorworks, a division of DRVN Automotive Group, sign a brand licence agreement with Ford Motor Company to produce a series of continuation and remastered iconic Ford vehicles.
  • Boreham Motorworks is committed to launching some of Ford’s most historically significant road, race and rally icons.
  • The series will consist of entirely new icons remastered from the ground up and blueprint-accurate continuation vehicles designed to deliver a peak analogue driving experience.
  • The first new iconic vehicle will see the return of the legendary Ford RS200. The first continuation vehicle will be the Group 5 Ford MK1 Escort – both manufactured and distributed solely and exclusively by Boreham Motorworks.
  • The Ford RS200 and Ford MK1 Escort are the first two in a series of iconic Ford vehicles to be delivered under the license agreement over the coming years.
  • Registration for the limited production number of these iconic Ford cars are now being accepted at www.borehammotorworks.com

London, UK, 24 June 2024, 13:00 BST: Boreham Motorworks is proud to announce a worldwide,  brand licence agreement with the Ford Motor Company to produce and remaster a series of some of Ford’s most historically significant road, race and rally icons.

Boreham Motorworks is the high-performance motorsport and racing division of the DRVN Automotive Group; a sector-leading automotive company specialising in delivering a peak analogue driving experience through the design, manufacture, and distribution of luxury automotive brands, committed to innovation and engineering.

The first vehicle in the series will see the return of the legendary Ford RS200 by Boreham Motorworks on its fortieth anniversary with an entirely new, ground-up build of a road-legal Group B-inspired drivers’ car. The iconic Ford RS200, first launched by Ford in 1984, was engineered to compete in the World Rally Championship. Boasting a mid-engine layout, advanced four-wheel-drive system and a lightweight composite body, the Ford RS200 became one of the most revered rally cars of the century.

Additionally, Boreham Motorworks has been entrusted to continue some of Ford Motor Company’s most historically significant road, race, and rally icons, creating blueprint-accurate, period-sympathetic vehicles with continuation VIN numbers, the first of these being the Ford MK1 Escort. Introduced in the late 1960s the MK1 became synonymous with motorsport success with its lightweight design and advanced suspension setup that provided exceptional handling and agility on both road and rally stages.

‘We are thrilled to embark on this journey with Ford Motor Company and kickstart a series that will redefine and remaster these icons of the past,’ commented Darren McDermott, Executive Chairman, DRVN Automotive Group. ‘We aim to redefine automotive innovation and push the boundaries in terms of driver engagement and design. Our shared commitment to this incredible project will create an outstanding analogue driving experience and leave a lasting legacy for the true petrolhead.’

Boreham Motorworks will remaster these icons in very limited numbers, while providing customers an exclusive, invitation only membership to The Boreham High Performance Club, for immersing likeminded individuals in spectacular driving experiences globally.

At least five further iconic Ford vehicles will be celebrated over the course of the series, with the Ford MK1 Escort continuation to be shown to the public later this year. Interest is now being accepted on the Boreham Motorworks website at borehammotorworks.com.

‘From the first time we met with Boreham Motorworks and the DRVN team, it was clear that they had an exciting vision for how to bring some of our most iconic historical nameplates to life for the modern era’, commented Will Ford, General Manager, Ford Performance Motorsports. ‘It will be exciting to see this relationship flourish and to see how Boreham Motorworks brings the vision to life at a time when there is so much passion from enthusiasts for great experiences.’

The Boreham Motorworks series comes at an exciting time as Ford Performance Motorsports expands its racing programs around the world including initiatives such as the Mustang GT3 at Le Mans, a new Ford Raptor for the Dakar rally in 2025 and Ford’s return to the pinnacle of motorsport.

GENERAL INFORMATION:

About Boreham Motorworks

Boreham Motorworks, founded in the United Kingdom, specialises in the design, manufacture, and distribution of iconic Ford road, race, and rally cars. As an official license partner of the Ford Motor Company, Boreham Motorworks is dedicated to preserving and enhancing the legacy of some Ford’s most iconic vehicles. The company’s ethos is centered around achieving a peak analogue driving experience throughout all their vehicles, ensuring that every model delivers stunning performance, authenticity, and driving pleasure.

Boreham Motorworks blends meticulous craftsmanship with cutting-edge technology to honour the spirit of classic Ford engineering while catering to the modern automotive enthusiast. With a commitment to quality and a passion for motorsport heritage, Boreham Motorworks ensures that each vehicle is a unique embodiment of the rich history and performance excellence associated with Ford.

About DRVN Automotive Group

DRVN Automotive is a premier group in the luxury automotive sector, specializing in the design, manufacture, and distribution of performance vehicles. With state-of-the-art facilities in Scotland, Durham, Coventry, and London, DRVN unites a comprehensive ecosystem of companies, including Boreham Motorworks, Koenigsegg London, DRVN Advanced Engineering, Evolution E-types, JE MotorWorks, ITG (Induction Technology Group) and Alan Mann Racing. These companies excel in various specialties, ranging from design and consultancy for major automotive brands to high-performance air filters, classic car restorations, engine development, and race car design, build, and management.

Committed to delivering a peak analogue driving experience, DRVN Automotive blends classic automotive heritage with contemporary advancements. Their comprehensive in-house capabilities ensure sector-leading quality and precision, making their offerings synonymous with excellence and reliability.

About Ford Motor Company

Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) is a global company based in Dearborn, Michigan, committed to helping build a better world, where every person is free to move and pursue their dreams.  The company’s Ford+ plan for growth and value creation combines existing strengths, new capabilities and always-on relationships with customers to enrich experiences for customers and deepen their loyalty.  Ford develops and delivers innovative, must-have Ford trucks, sport utility vehicles, commercial vans and cars and Lincoln luxury vehicles, along with connected services.  The company does that through three customer-centered business segments:  Ford Blue, engineering iconic gas-powered and hybrid vehicles; Ford Model e, inventing breakthrough EVs along with embedded software that defines exceptional digital experiences for all customers; and Ford Pro, helping commercial customers transform and expand their businesses with vehicles and services tailored to their needs. Additionally, Ford is pursuing mobility solutions through Ford Next, and provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company. Ford employs about 177,000 people worldwide.  More information about the company and its products and services is available at corporate.ford.com.

Contact details:

www.drvnautomotivegroup.com
www.borehammotorworks.com