Ford has just released its Daytona Prototype racer for the upcoming 2014 TUDOR United SportsCar Championship Series and unsurprisingly, the car features Ford’s extremely impressive EcoBoost engine technology.
In fact, the new Ford EcoBoost Daytona Prototype is powered by a 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 engine. Unfortunately, Ford has remained tight-lipped about the specifications of this unit but did reveal that the engine has undergone endurance testing on the dyno in Michigan. While Ford could have inevitably built the engine completely by itself, the automaker enlisted the help of Roush Yates Racing Engines to help make the powertrain endurance ready.
When speaking about the new Ford EcoBoost Daytona Prototype, Ford Racing director Jamie Allison said, “We’re proud to bring a direct-injected, twin-turbo 3.5-liter V6 EcoBoost engine to the United SportsCar Championship in a field of competitive V8-powered entries. We want to show Ford EcoBoost’s capabilities as an engine that provides both performance and fuel economy, on and off the track.”
Before the 2014 TUDOR United SportsCar Championship Series begins early next year, Ford has one extremely ambitious plan for the car. It hopes to set a new track record at Daytona by toppling the 338.548km/h lap of the legendary track set by NASCAR driver Bill Elliot back in 1987. The record-setting attempt is pencilled in for October 9th.