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Video: Ford Racing outlines 3.5L EcoBoost V6 technology

Ford only just unveiled its latest EcoBoost racer, the Daytona Prototype, a couple of days ago. A video has now been released going over some of the details and philosophy behind the race car’s engine, which is based on a 3.5-litre EcoBoost turbo V6 from a production car.

Ford Racing 3.5L EcoBoost V6 on dyno

As described in the video, Ford Racing has adopted the 3.5-litre turbo V6 for the Daytona Prototype, using stock heads and block, while accessories and external components are swapped to suit racing environments and demands.

Ford is serious about its EcoBoost technical philosophy and wants customers to see there is a clear connection between products available from the showroom and products used on the race track in motorsport. As Jamie Allison, Ford Racing director, says in the video,

“It actually goes back to the spirit of Henry Ford himself. He wanted to race to showcase his technology of the time, and we race today for the same reasons he raced back then.

“Relevancy is important because the fans can relate to the technologies that are in their cars to the technology that they see on the race track.”

The V6 is not currently available in any local Ford product, however, that is likely to change in the near future with vehicles such as the Ford Mustang, and potentially the Everest SUV arriving on the scene in the next few years.

Ford will compete at the 2014 24 Hours of Daytona with the new project car. It will also compete in next year’s 12-race TUDOR United SportsCar Championship season.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.

  • BrianDH

    Where’s the video please???!!! There’s a nice photo but no video?!

    • PerformanceDrive

      Sorry about that. Fixed.
      PD

  • Dave Smith

    Hello Ford/Roush USA, welcome to the 21st Century!! Ecoboost have been running and racing for years in Europe. Looks like its not that stock as I see two DI pumps and no VVT? Std head has one DI pump with quad VVT.