/GFOS: Ford FF1 Single-Seater Tackles The Hill

GFOS: Ford FF1 Single-Seater Tackles The Hill

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Ford is among the few car makers who do not have anything major to present at this year’s Goofwood Festival of Speed. But they still managed to attract some attention by entering s couple of their most exciting cars in the hill climb section.

The main highlight of Ford’s plan was the amazing FF1 single-seater track car, which made its first public appearance. It is the world’s first 1.0 liter EcoBoost-powered car, and despite its measly powertrain, it is pretty bloody fast. The key to this car’s performance.

The FF1 weighs only 495kg, and its EcoBoost engine is tuned to deliver 200 horsepower. That superb power to weight ratio enables the car to accelerate from 0-60mph in less than four seconds, and return over 100 mpg.

A while back the FF1 set a lap time of 7min 22sec at the Nürburgring Nordschleife circuit in Germany, which is faster than the official time set by the Ferrari Enzo. Ford is really onto something with this concept.

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Also present at the hill climb challenge this year was the Ford Supervan 3 – a replica 1994 Ford Transit powered by a supercharged 3.0-litre Ford Cosworth engine. Ford has a long history of making super fast racing vans, and this one’s up there with the best of them. The Supervan 3 boasts 295bhp and has a top speed of 150mph.

The FF1 was driven at Goodwood by Nick Tandy, and the Supervan by BTCC legend Anthony Reid.

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