Ford Eco Boost 1.0 hits the Nürburgring!

I blogged about this engine a while ago: http://skeater.co.uk/index.cfm/2011/11/15/Fords-10-100-bhp-green-engine

Ford have made a little 1.0 engine with a turbo, that can produce 123 hp. They’re planning on putting it into the Fiesta and the Focus, and I think the Mondeo too, although they’ll be making bigger versions as well, including versions to replace the big V6s that they make:


Image taken from: http://www.blogcdn.com/green.autoblog.com/media/2009/07/ecoboost-4-torque.jpg

Anyway, the most exciting thing to happen to that engine is it’s been sent around the Nürburgring! They’ve tuned the engine to get 202hp out of it and stuck it in a Formula Ford race car, and it’s managed to lap the ‘ring in 7.22s!

That’s a crazy fast speed, beating a Maserati MC12, Dodge Viper, Ferrari 458.

You can read more about it here: https://wot.motortrend.com/ecoboost-three-cylinder-formula-ford-race-car-laps-nurburgring-in-722-255947.html


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