No longer satisfied with a record setting Nürburgring time, Ford will be flexing its 1.0-Litre Ecoboost muscle at the 20th Goodwood Festival of Speed.
Having set a best in class and 11th fastest Nürburgring Nordschleife circuit time of 7 minutes 22 seconds back in September, Ford’s spritely FF1 race car will now be making its first public appearance at the 20th Goodwood Festival of Speed.
The miniature pocket rocket will be attacking the Goodwood hillclimb event this weekend, which will run July 12th through 14th. Ford plans to make timed demonstration runs across the whole weekend with driver Nick Tandy at the wheel.
Nick Tandy was also behind the wheel when the FF1 put up its Ferrari Enzo-beating record lap time at the Nordschleife. However the FF1 isn’t just known for its records set around the ‘Ring.
The FF1 is powered by a tuned version of Ford’s “International Engine of the Year” winner, the 1.0-litre, three-cylinder EcoBoost engine, which achieved the highest score in the award’s history. The honour makes Ford one of only three car manufacturers to win it back-to-back.
Why all the engine fan fare? Because weighing just over 1090 lbs, the Ford Ecoboost’ed FF1 is capable of achieving over 100mpg without modification yet still accelerating from 0-60 in less then four seconds.
However the FF1 won’t be alone for the Goodwood Festival. The Ford Supervan 3, a replica of the 1994 Ford Transit powered by a supercharged 3.0-litre Ford Cosworth engine, will also be running the hill climb.
Driven by former BTCC racing driver Anthony Reid, the Ford Supervan 3 will be providing a contrasting counter point to the diminutive FF1 as it charges up the hill with a top speed of 150 MPH and capable of producing 295bhp.
Ford, a founding Goodwood Festival of Speed supporter, will also have on display a three-storey Ford exhibition stand on the front row, offering a great view of the festival as well as upcoming Ford products. Highlights expected to include the new Ford Ecosport, as well as next-generation Ford Mondeo.