Ford considering street-legal Formula EcoBoost powered car to battle Ariel Atom

Ford seems to want to play in fields that its never played before – the Dearborn automaker is considering a street legal version of its Formula Ford to go head-to-head with the Ariel Atom and the BAC Mono.

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According to EVO Magazine, a senior executive at Ford hinted at the idea but declined to go into details. All he said was that the model would cost “well under $160,080 which would make it “a bargain next to the BAC Mono.”

The Formula Ford recently set a Nurburgring Nordschleife circuit lap time of 7 minutes and 22 seconds. The 1.0 liter EcoBoost used in the Formula Ford was a modified version of the 177-hp to produce 202-hp. The engine allows the tiny race car to go from 0 to 62 mph in less than 4 seconds with a top speed of 158 mph.

– By: Omar Rana

Source: EVO