Oct 9

SportsCars: Ford EcoBoost Chases Daytona Speed Record

Ford EcoBoost DP Car

Check out the DP Car. (Photo: Courtesy of Ford)

In a joint effort between Michael Shank Racing, Ford Racing and Continental Tire, the 2012 championship team will aim to set a new track record at Daytona International Speedway by eclipsing the 210.364 mph lap laid down Feb. 9, 1987, by NASCAR champion Bill Elliott, who pushed his Ford Thunderbird to the top of the speed charts in qualifying for the Daytona 500.

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Oct 1

Ford EcoBoost Engine, Bodywork Set Up For Record Run

Ford EcoBoost Engine, Bodywork; Set for Record Run

will debut a new-look at the 2014 Rolex 24. (Photo: Courtesy of Ford)

Ford confirmed Tuesday that it will debut its new engine in next year’s with a new-look Daytona Prototype featuring the brand’s styling cues.

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The Blue Oval took the wraps off its brand-specific bodywork, primarily featuring a revised nose and other aero developments from the Gen-3 Riley bodywork, which had been used in the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series since 2012.

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