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Ford's EcoBoost 1.0-liter finds home in Formula Ford

Thu, 06 Jun 2013

On Wednesday Ford won the 2013 International Engine of the Year for the second-consecutive time. The three-cylinder EcoBoost 1.0-liter in production trim delivers 123 hp and 148 lb-ft of twist. Here at the office we opined on what the best car would be to put the mighty mite in; we eventually settled on a Formula Ford open-wheeler.

Well, just as “The Simpsons” TV show does everything first, Chris Harris already did it.

Harris continues to make us jealous -- even as journalists -- doing pretty much everything that any self-respecting car guy with no funding limit would do. He drove the Porsche 918 Spyder when it had barely finished development, he was blacklisted from Ferrari test cars and now he's driving a Formula Ford with the newly minted engine of the year behind his head.

Jokes aside, Ford actually came up with the idea. They boosted the motor to just more than 200 hp and sent it to the 13-mile N

By Jake Lingeman