UK: Ford makes EcoBoost tech availabile to motorsport aftermarket
Ford's EcoBoost petrol engine technology becomes available to the aftermarket at this month's Autosport International Show.
Motorsport competitors, independent performance car manufacturers and converters are expected on the Ford stand hosted by Ford Component Sales (FCS), the division responsible for the supply of genuine Blue Oval parts.
Roelant de Waard, Ford European vice president for Marketing, Sales and Service, said: "The reduced emissions and enhanced fuel economy of our innovative EcoBoost engines have captured the imagination of car buyers worldwide since launch. Now we are transferring EcoBoost's success from road to track with EcoBoost Technology in Formula Ford 2014, World Rally and TUDOR United SportsCar Championship in the US."
FCS will display a range of turbo-powered, direct-injection EcoBoost engines from the 1.0 litre to 1.6, 2.0 and the 3.5 V6 currently available in mainstream US road cars and trucks.
FCS is best known for business with leading specialist automotive manufacturers such as Morgan, Caterham, Ginetta, Boom Trikes and Radical during its 80-year heritage.
Powertrains available from FCS include products and technologies from Ford divisions from around the world, with capacities from 1.0 to 9.0 litres and in three-cylinder to V8 configurations.
Fuel options include petrol, diesel, flexifuel and Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG). Five and six-speed manual and automatic transmissions are available in front-wheel-drive and rear-wheel-drive configurations.
Steve Clary, Ford Component Sales managing director, added: "It makes sense for low-volume manufacturers to buy quality-assured technology from a strong global supplier, keeping component design and development costs to a minimum and allowing new product to come to market much faster. Adding these exciting EcoBoost engines to our range will power the business forward in 2014 and beyond."