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Escort Mk2 BDG Engine Sound & Mikkola Tribute


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Firstly, it must be said, the Escort Mk2 in DR2 is a huge improvement on previous models but sadly, the awesome BDA / BDG engine sound on Weber's is not there so I invite the Sound FX Codies to re-visit or re-mix the existing recording until its spot on, I understand it was recorded from a 78 BDG ex works car on Weber's owned by Alan Walker at SVP Motorsports but something has gone wrong somewhere, its just not right. I did PM the cmsoundfx guys Dave & Chris some time ago about this and got a positive reply actually agreeing with me but, unfortunately, it seems nothing was done which is a shame because this most iconic car is loved by everyone who I know, will enjoy it even more with proper sound.

While I am at it, I understand the car in game was modeled on Roger Clarks Cossack car but the two down spotlights with two recessed in the grille was a rare configuration, essentially one off. The four spot, two up, two down array with only headlights in the grill was the standard set up for 99% of works cars so I would like to see the car in DR3 tweaked to represent a proper Group 4 works car with mudflaps on the front also, nitpicking I know but it would be so nice to finally get this fabulous car right in DR3, perhaps with a livery change to the blue Castrol / Eaton Yale car EUW 939V as a tribute to the late and great Hannu Mikkola.

This is how it should sound ..... enjoy !

 

An even better more recent video with better audio here, crank those speakers and enjoy the glorious echo and reverberation in the forest at 1.44  AWESOME !

 

 

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The Mk2 is a definite improvement in DR 2.0. It’s my favourite car to drive in the game by far. I always got the impression in the previous Dirt games that the Escort was a ‘modern’ spec escort - using a sequential box and modern suspension etc. I would love to see some of the more iconic liveries in the game - clarks 1977 express Escort. Mikkolas Eaton Yale, the Rothman escorts or Vatanen’s black beauty she’ll Escort.

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On 10/27/2021 at 8:06 AM, Matt555 said:

The Mk2 is a definite improvement in DR 2.0. It’s my favourite car to drive in the game by far. I always got the impression in the previous Dirt games that the Escort was a ‘modern’ spec escort - using a sequential box and modern suspension etc. I would love to see some of the more iconic liveries in the game - clarks 1977 express Escort. Mikkolas Eaton Yale, the Rothman escorts or Vatanen’s black beauty she’ll Escort.

You're quite right, the Escort Mk2 in DR1 was a Frankenstein hybrid build with IRS for Ken Block and I think DJM Motorsport did one for Colin McRae,  not even close to a proper works group 4 car. The Mk2 in DR2 is very close indeed and just needs some tweaking on the sound and minor details to get this most iconic of cars spot on.

 

 

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