Ford 1.0 litre beats Ferrari round Nurburgring

Monday 10 September 2012

A road-legal Ford racing car has lapped the famous Nordschleif Circuit in 7 minutes and 22 seconds.

That makes it the 11th fastest car of all time and faster than a Ferrari Enzo, a Lamborghini Aventador, and a Pagani Zonda.

The little Ecoboost engine is tuned to develop 205 bhp making it one of the most powerful bhp per litre engines in the world with 205bhp per litre.

To put that in some perspective, a Bugatti Veyron has a mere 125bhp per litre in comparison.

It all means that the Formula Ford racer will do 0-60 in under four seconds and on to an unofficial speed of 159mph.

The car that did the lap was specially modified to make it road legal, by fitting head and tail lights, a horn, wheel covers and fitting road legal tyres.

The fuel economy isn’t what you would call bad.

It delivers a reported 118mpg when cruising at 35mph and 57mpg when cruising at 75mph.

So can you by this brutally efficient, supercar slaying Ford?

No, unfortunately you can’t as Ford will only be putting it into production for the purpose of their Formula Ford race series.




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