Daily Archives: September 4, 2012

Following the earlier video https://plus.google.com/114133424228405038490/posts/GA2LPmC71cL…

Following the earlier video https://plus.google.com/114133424228405038490/posts/GA2LPmC71cL released by +Ford Motor Company on the 1.0-liter EcoBoost-powered Formula Ford racer they bid, there is now more on speedy little car. 

The engineers in the dyno lab made some revisions to the calibrations on the three-cylinder engine boosting it from the 123 hp it makes in the Focus up to 202 hp. They then took the car to the Nurburgring where it set a lap time of 7:22 putting it solidly in the running with other high-end street legal machines like the Nissan GT-R, Porsche 911 GT3 and Corvette ZR1


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You've gotta love the British Single Vehicle Type Approval system 4

They let you take a pure racing car and slap on some lights, splash guards for the wheels and license plate, then hit the open road. I'd love to take a spin in this machine down some B-roads.

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Fun, feisty, fast and frugal? 

We put our 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine (available in the #FordFocus), into a Formula Ford to find out. 

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