The upcoming Ford GT supercar will have a twin-turbocharged EcoBoost V6 engine. An EcoBoost V6 powering Chip Ganassi TUDOR United Sports Car Championship racer just won the Rolex 24 at Daytona. This is the fourth victory for an EcoBoost-powered vehicle in this class. Scott Dixon, Kyle Larson, Jamie McMurray and Tony Kanaan win the Rolex 24 Hour race for Chip Ganassi Racing and Ford’s EcoBoost engine.
“It was a great day for Ford and a great day for Ganassi,” said Raj Nair, Ford group vice president, Global Product Development, who accepted the manufacturer’s trophy on behalf of Ford. “We had a great car and great drivers. And, of course, we had really great power, reliability and fuel economy out of the EcoBoost engine. This is a great testament to the entire team. I couldn’t be prouder of them.”
The question is: do these victories with EcoBoost equate to development of the Ford GT’s engine? It’s an old tradition, taking a racing engine and dialing it down to work day-to-day, but it’s an effective tradition too. Yes, it makes sense that Ford will use the data from its racing program to build a supercar-worthy engine for the Ford GT.
Officially, Ford is putting EcoBoost in “every new Ford car, utility and light-duty pickup in North America beginning this year.” The Ford GT will be the top Ford product. Having a proven, race-winning EcoBoost helps consumer perception too. Even in TFLcar/TFLTruck’s research and testing, the EcoBoost’s power has proven top notch.
All signs point to the Ford GT’s EcoBoost being a monster.
Team TFL congratulates Ford and Chip Ganassi Racing for their impressive win.
Check out the debut of the splendorous Ford GT at the 2015 NAIAS.