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New Ford EcoBoost racing engine: Ford pulverizes Daytona records

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3 58, 83 km /h - with this one Average speed, Colin Braun drove a prototype racing car on one lap of the Daytona International Speedway. The 25-year-old set a new record last Wednesday. Never before had a racing driver been so fast on the oval. The old record, set by Bill Elliott in a Ford Thunderbird during a NASCAR qualifying in 1987, was an average speed of 338 km /h. 'I can only imagine how restless it must have been for Bill Elliott at these speeds in his Thunderbird stock car,' said the new record man. 'It was a great feeling to drive down the pit lane and to see how happy everyone was.'

Ford EcoBoost V6 engine

The racing car piloted by Braun was powered by the further developed Ford EcoBoost V6 engine with a displacement of 3.5 liters. 'It was a demanding day,' said Colin Braun. 'A lot of people have put a lot of work into setting this record. The power of the EcoBoost motor is incredible, and it is amazing how quickly the motor comes up to speed.' With the racing car, Braun and Michael Shank Racing set two more new speed records: a record over ten miles with a standing start (337.9 km /h) and another best over ten kilometers (325.7 km /h), also with standing start.

'We're all very proud of this day at Ford,' said Ford Racing Director Jamie Allison. 'Using a Ford EcoBoost racing engine, which is principally based on production technology, and breaking a decade-old speed record says a lot about our new engine.'

The new bolide will celebrate its racing use together with the new engine in January in the USCC series.


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