Ford Racing America has unveiled its latest project to adopt the name “EcoBoost”.
Meet the EcoBoost Daytona Prototype, This car will compete in the 2014 Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona race, and is powered by a very high tec 3.5L twin turbo V6. Although final power figures have been kept close to hand by Ford Racing, don’t be fooled by the lack displacement or number of cylinders, this Setup will leave most V8 race motors behind with a blip of the loud pedal.
Ford Racing have a clear goal in mind, later this month, the team – consisting of Michael Shank Racing, Ford Racing, and Continental tyres – plans to break the track speed record at the ‘World Centre of Speed’ at Daytona by pushing beyond 338.548km/h. They hope to surpass the speed, which was achieved in 1987 by Bill Elliot in his Ford Thunderbird. Practice attempts will take place on October 9.
Ford Motor Company has taken today’s Daytona Prototype and injected into it unique Ford attributes and unique Ford design characteristics,” said Ford Racing Director Jamie Allison. “This EcoBoost-powered car is obviously adapted for racing applications with racing controls, but ultimately we’re running what we’re selling and selling what we’re running.”
This is good news for Ford Australia with the dealth of the Falcon in 2016 leaving a big hole in the blue ovals performance options. The technology behind this state of the art race car could be bolted into a much talked about Falcon replacement. some people say the Mustang is set to reach our shores. Others say that Ford will release a global platform based around the Mondeo.
With testing only a matter of days away, stay tuned to our blog for updates or jump on the Ford Racing Facebook page.