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What would you do with Ford’s Ecoboost engine?
The wing of Ford responsible for supplying and selling genuine parts has today announced that the company’s EcoBoost engine family is now available for purchase off the shelf. This has caused Top Gear to waste an afternoon playing dangerous “let’s put a Ford V6 into a coffee machine” games.
At the Autosport International show - where Zenos showcased the Ford-powered E10 trackday car - Ford produced much spiel about ‘reduced emissions’ and ‘enhanced fuel economy’ of the new EcoBoost family, which includes that fantastic little - and award-winning - 1.0-litre three-pot turbo, as well as the 1.6, 2.0 and 3.5-litre V6 (used Stateside) petrol engines.
Which is all fine and dandy, but we now want to know how you’d use a Ford engine. After all, the company points out that it has done business with companies including Morgan, Caterham, Ginetta and even Radical during its 80-year heritage.
It even fitted that little 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine into a Formula Ford, tinkered with the ECU to squeeze out a whopping 202bhp and sent it around the Nürburgring to clock a really, really quite indecent time of 7m 22s (unofficially faster than an Enzo and a Zonda). And then let us drive it around London. Which was scary.
So tell us, in what else should these engines sit? And you’re not restricted to the world of cars, either. Best answers get published on TopGear.com. Photoshop mock-uppery encouraged.