Ford's 1.0L EcoBoost Single Seater Stars at Goodwood Festival of Speed

This year's Goodwood Festival of Speed starts with lots of excitement, and this excitement will reach on new heights when Ford’s record-breaking FF1, a 1.0-litre Formula Ford-based road car, will be making its first public appearance in anger − and on track.

Ford FF1

The FF1 set a lap time of 7min 22sec at the Nurburgring Nordschleife circuit in Germany, which is the fastest time of its class and the 11th fastest-ever circuit time. The FF1 is tackling the Goodwood hillclimb this weekend, and can be found on display at the festival’s FoS-TECH area in-between runs with the award-winning 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine.

Ford FF1

Nick Tandy, the racing driver who set the FF1’s Ferrari Enzo-beating record time on the Nordschleife circuit, will showcase the road-legal racer on timed demonstration runs from Friday 12th through to Sunday 14th July. The FF1 is powered by a tuned version of Ford’s “International Engine of the Year” winner, the 1.0-litre, three-cylinder EcoBoost engine, which achieved the highest score in the award’s history. The honour makes Ford one of only three car manufacturers to win it back-to-back.

Ford FF1

Weighing just 495kg the super-efficient FF1, tuned to over 200PS, is capable of achieving over 100mpg without modification, yet will accelerate from 0-60mph in less than four seconds. Also on display within the Cathedral Paddock at Goodwood is Ford Supervan 3 – a replica 1994 Ford Transit powered by a supercharged 3.0-litre Ford Cosworth engine, which produces 295bhp and has a top speed of 150mph. The Ford Transit Supervan 3 will also run on the Goodwood hillclimb, driven by former BTCC racing driver, Anthony Reid.

Ford FF1

A 10-metre high, three-storey Ford exhibition stand is situated on the front row of the motoring village, offering visitors a panoramic view of Goodwood House and the festival, and features upcoming products from Ford, a founding Goodwood Festival of Speed supporter, including the new Ford Ecosport and next-generation Ford Mondeo.

Source : CarDekho - Ford Ecosport -