The 2014 TUDOR United SportsCar Championship series will be an important part of Ford ’s racing history, as the company plans to introduce a 3.5-liter, V-6 EcoBoost racing engine in a new-look Daytona Prototype racecar . Both the car and engine will make their racing debut at the 2014 Rolex 24 at Daytona on Jan. 25th and 26th or 2014 and will continue on to run the entire 12-race season.
The new racecar was developed in cooperation with Riley Technologies and designed by lead Ford production designer Garen Nicoghosian, and Ford Racing chief aerodynamicist Bernie Marcus took the reins on tweaking the car’s aerodynamics.
This new engine will get some track time on October 9th when Ford Racing, Continental Tire and Michael Shank Racing try to break the 210.364 mph track record at World Center of Speed established by NASCAR champion Bill Elliott back in 1987.
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