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Autocar pits Formula Ford against Germany's finest
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Autocar pits Formula Ford against Germany's finest

[html]<p>Filed under: <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/category/motorsports/" rel="tag">Motorsports</a>, <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/category/sports/" rel="tag">Performance</a>, <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/category/videos/" rel="tag">Videos</a>, <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/ford/" rel="tag">Ford</a>, <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/category/racing/" rel="tag">Racing</a></p><a href="/2013/09/25/autocar-formula-ford-video/#continued"><img alt="Autocar Formula Ford video" data-mep="10462" src="http://o.aolcdn.com/dims-shared/dims3/GLOB/crop/1348x681+0+0/resize/628x317!/format/jpg/quality/85/http://hss-prod.hss.aol.com/hss/storage/adam/39b9cccd8224da618f9d1090642cf7ee/Screen-Shot-2013-09-25-at-10.54.12-AM.jpg" /></a>



<a href="http://www.autoblog.com/ford/">Ford</a> has quite the racing pedigree, but usually, its racers are relegated to the track. Not the new <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/2012/09/04/ford-builds-sweet-1-0-liter-ecoboost-powered-formula-ford-w-vid/">Formula Ford EcoBoost</a>, though. It's a turbocharged, open-wheeled racer complete with a 200-horsepower, 1.0-liter, three-cylinder engine... and it's legal on the roads of the UK.



That's stressed in this video from <a href="http://www.autocar.co.uk/car-video/video-road-legal-formula-ford-ecoboost-takes-rivals"><em>Autocar</em></a>, with the mag going so far as to show the car's tax disc and license plates. Being a road-legal offering, it's tempting to see just how well an open-wheeler that delivers racecar-like performance while also netting over 100 miles per gallon (assume this is on the British cycle, for obvious reasons) stacks up against modern performance cars.



<em>Autocar</em> lined up the Formula Ford against an <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/audi/r8/">Audi R8 V10</a>, a <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/bmw/m6/">BMW M6 Gran Coupe</a> and a <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/tag/mercedes+a45+amg/">Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG</a> in a number of situations to see which would come out on top. Take a look <a href="/2013/09/25/autocar-formula-ford-video/#continued">below</a> for the full video.<p><a href="http://www.autoblog.com/2013/09/25/autocar-formula-ford-video/" rel="bookmark">Continue reading <em>Autocar pits Formula Ford against Germany's finest</em></a></p><p style="padding:5px;background:#ddd;border:1px solid #ccc;clear:both;"><a href="http://www.autoblog.com/2013/09/25/autocar-formula-ford-video/">Autocar pits Formula Ford against Germany's finest</a> originally appeared on <a href="http://www.autoblog.com">Autoblog</a> on Wed, 25 Sep 2013 19:59:00 EST.  Please see our <a href="/rss-term-of-use/">terms for use of feeds</a>.</p><h6 style="clear: both; padding: 8px 0 0 0; height: 2px; font-size: 1px; border: 0; margin: 0; padding: 0;"></h6><a href="http://www.autoblog.com/2013/09/25/autocar-formula-ford-video/" rel="bookmark" title="Permanent link to this entry">Permalink</a> | <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/forward/20729687/" title="Send this entry to a friend via email">Email this</a> | <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/2013/09/25/autocar-formula-ford-video/#comments" title="View reader comments on this entry">Comments</a>[/html]

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