Ford’s 1.0-liter EcoBoost racer

Ford's 1.0-liter EcoBoost racer beats Lamborghini time at Nurburgring

Ford’s 1.0-liter EcoBoost Formula Ford race car has scored one of the fastest lap times ever at Germany’s famed Nurburgring, higher on the list than the 700 horsepower Lamborghini Aventador.

Ford’s award winning 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine continues to impress and has just scored one of the fastest lap times ever at Germany’s famed Nurburgring Nordschleife circuit in a unique road-going Formula Ford race car. The one-off single-seat racer completed the lap in 7 minutes, 22 seconds to register the 11th fastest time ever on the circuit. No other three or four-cylinder car has posted a faster time at the legendary circuit.

This gets even more impressive compared to the list of supercars that it beats. The incredible time puts it ahead of a host of supercars including the 700 horsepower Lamborghini Aventador, 660 hp Ferrari Enzo and 602 hp Pagani Zonda. The 1.0-liter EcoBoost-powered Formula Ford boasts an unofficial top speed of 158.8 mph and a 0-62 mph time of less than four seconds.

In the press release today, Ford says that it took engineers several months to switch the Formula Ford’s usual 180 hp,1.6-liter EcoBoost power unit with a specially tuned 205 hp version of the company’s new global 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine. The tiny but powerful three-cylinder Ford 1.0-liter EcoBoost was recently named 2012 “International Engine of the Year”.


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