Transmission 5-Speed Manual Overdrive (stnd.) I ate up every Civic and Accord I've ever raced with my ZX2, including 2 Si's so up yours. .. I sold my Escort becuase I got tired of FFs, Front engine, front wheel drive. Aug 14, - Does anyone know the top speed of the escort zx2. I'm not sure if there is ZX2 top speed, Joe Langley, 8/18/98 AM. Sounds like fun, but According to Ford, the ZX2's top speed governor kicks in at If you ever try.