Formula Ford Ecoboost laps Nurburgring in 7:22

The Lamborghini Aventador laps Germany’s famed Nürburgring Nordschleife circuit in 7:25.00, the Ferrari Enzo in 7:25.21, and the Pagani Zonda F Clubsport in 7:24.65. What these cars all have in common is that they deliver more than 600 HP, but Ford have just proven that power isn’t everything. Their unique Formula Ford race car powered by Ford’s tiny 1.0-liter EcoBoost petrol engine managed to lap the ’Ring in an impressive 7:22, or in the 11th fastest lap ever at the Nürburgring’s famed Nordschleife circuit.

This very cool 1.0 liter engine delivers a total of 205 HP and is mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox. This is enough power to sprint the car from 0 to 60 mph in less than four seconds and up to a top speed of 158 mph. The vehicle completed the 20.832 km (12.94 mile) Nordschleife circuit at an average speed of 105 mph.

"We wanted to prove that size doesn’t matter by showing everyone what an amazingly capable engine we have developed in the 1.0-litre EcoBoost," said Roelant de Waard, vice president of Marketing and Sales, Ford of Europe. "What better way than by beating some of the best supercars in the world on the Nordschleife, while using a fraction of the fuel."


12 comments:

The advance technology of it’s engine makes it more faster plus the lightweight of this car that make it faster.

It could be the history, but only for now. Other auto companies are starting to do some researches on how they are going to give their engine the best treatment.

That is a history. You were surprised too right? Thuis EcoBoost works well and willing to give the performance we are looking for.

just like the Cadillac propose, this EcoBoost deserves to give a recognition on their creative idea.

I’m never surprised by their power when it comes to beating the giants on shortest time recorded on the Nurburging. I also expected it with the engineering they have on that EcoBoost engine.

Wow it recorded a time of 7:22. Good to know that their EcoBoost is working well on the Nurburging is the witness about this.

I don’t know what’s Pagani up to on their planned model, but this Ford Ecoboost hs been expected to hit the Nurburging at a cool 7:22.

Wow it recorded a time of 7:22. Good to know that their EcoBoost is working well on the Nurburging is the witness about this.

Wow it recorded a time of 7:22. Good to know that their EcoBoost is working well on the Nurburging is the witness about this.

Wow it recorded a time of 7:22. Good to know that their EcoBoost is working well on the Nurburging is the witness about this.

It can deliver a total of 205 HP and mated into 6-speed manual gearbox. This has enough power to sprint 0 to 60 MPH in more than three seconds and a top speed of 158 MPH.

Ford didn’t only prove that they can provide and challenge Lamborghini on powerful output in terms of the horse power, they also prove that they can compete on any performances mostly on modifications of their units.

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