It shows off the technology, which saves gas and boosts performance.
A prototype race car with a new 3.5-liter, V-6 Ford EcoBoost race engine set a new Daytona single lap speed record of 222.971 miles per hour during a special record run attempt today, Ford says. The old record, set 26 years ago, was 210.364 mph set by Bill Elliott in a Ford Thunderbird during qualifying for the 1987 Daytona 500.
The records were engineered to show that Ford’s huge bet on turbocharging, which adds power while saving gas, doesn’t result in any sacrifices. Ford has applied EcoBoost engines across almost its entire line, from its smallest engines for its subcompacts to big V-6 turbos for its F-Series pickups.