Ford ZX2 S/R

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Ford released an upgraded version of the ZX2 called the S/R. The designation S/R is derived from the term "Street/Racer". It has an assortment of aftermarket racing upgrades/addons. Ford's final limited production count was 2,110 units, consisting of 110 yellow S/R's in 1999 only in southern California and in Year 2000, 500 black , 500 red and 1,000 yellow for a upgrade price of $1,500.

The optional S/R package adds stiffer suspension parts, more horsepower, rear disc brakes, a stronger clutch, a short-throw manual-transmission shifter, upgraded seats and a unique tire/wheel package. Eight SEMA products are built into ZX2 S/R. The addition of sports car extras and refinements under the hood improve the already excellent handling of ZX2 to make ZX2 S/R a real street and racetrack performer. ZX2 S/R is the first product jointly developed by Ford Racing and Ford Motor Company's Small Vehicle Center Product Development. The horsepower was increased by 10 percent over the base ZX2 by use of a recommended premium fuel re-calibration, new air inlet system and improved muffler and pipe.

All performance parts on the ZX2 S/R are tuned to complement each other. Ford's Powertrain Control Module has been calibrated to improve wide-open throttle performance and response while still meeting both federal and California low-emission vehicle standards. Premium fuel is recommended but not mandatory.

Factory addons
  • Borla exhaust.
  • B&M Short throw shifter.
  • Centerforce Performance Clutch.
  • Energy Suspension Bushings.
  • Eibach Lowering Spring.
  • Roush intake. (1999 year model only)
  • Iceman intake. (2000 year model only)
  • Leather shift boot.
  • Silver gauge surround.
  • Tokico Struts.
  • Upgraded seats w/logo.
  • Visteon PCM.
  • 205/55ZR15 Goodyear Eagle tires.
  • 4 wheel disc brakes.
  • 150 MPH (240 KPH) speedometer.
  • Ford Blue valve cover.
  • Available in zinc yellow, red and black.
Specifications
  • 0 to 60 approx. 7.5 seconds
  • 1/4 mile approx.15.5 seconds
  • Horsepower 143 bhp
  • Torque 150 lb.-ft.
  • Skidpad 0.87g**
  • Slalom 62.5 mph
  • Engine Type 2.0-liter in-line four
  • Bore & Stroke 3.34 x 3.46 in
  • Compression Ratio 9.6:1
  • Valvetrain DOHC 4 valves per cyl.
  • Brakes 4-wheel disc
  • Tires 205/55R-15
  • Curb Weight 2478 lbs
  • Wheelbase 98.4 in.
  • Skidpad 0.87g.
  • Slalom 62.5 mph.
  • Drag coefficient 0.33 Cd*
Part numbers
  • Centerforce clutch-M-7560-Z2
  • FR PCM module-M-12650-Z2
  • Eibach spring kit-M-5560-Z2
  • Tokico strut kit-M-18000-Z2
  • ES sway bar bushing kit-M-5627-Z2
  • Complete ES bushing kit-M-3070-Z2
  • Race suspension kit-M-3000-Z2
  • Race camber bolt kit-M-18183-Z2
  • Rear disc brake kit-M-2300-Z2
  • B&M Pro Edge Shifter-M-7210-Z2
  • Shift knob-M-7213-Z2
  • Shift boot-M-7277-Z2
  • Borla high flow muffler-M-5230-Z2
  • Air Induction tube-M-9659-Z2 intake)
  • Air cleaner intake housing-M-9600-Z2
  • Guage face kit-M-10849-Z2
  • Engine mount adapters-M-6038-Z2
  • S/R badge (silver)-XS4Z5442528-AAC
  • S/R badge (red)-XS4Z5442528-AAC

Ford also created a concept car based on the ZX2 S/R, called the ZX2nr. It featured a sportier look and a few more upgrades while keeping everything else that was already added to the ZX2 S/R.

Also see

  • Ford Escort & ZX2 section for the entire index of all Ford Escort and ZX2 related articles.