Ford just posted times at the Nürburgring with a 3-cylinder engine that were faster than the Lamborghini Aventador, Ferrari Enzo, and Pagani Zonda. Let me rephrase that: A mini racing kart with an engine built for fuel efficiency just beat a bunch of supercars. It's Ford's new 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine, a mechanical accomplishment that could get 118 mph, if you're driving 35 mph. The American company built the small racer based on its F1 car used in European circuits. 

“This little engine has people rubbing their eyes in disbelief,” said racing driver and course specialist Nick Tandy, 28, who completed the drive. “It’s simply astonishing that a 3-cylinder, one-litre engine can deliver that kind of performance.”

The car, which can reach up to 158 mph and gets to 62 in less than 4.4 seconds, zipped around the Nürburgring at an average speed of 105 mph, propelling it to the 11th fastest time in history. It's time we add this car to this list

[via Motorward]

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