Ford Focus 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine sets 16 world speed records

Article by Christian A., on June 8, 2012

A total of 16 Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) world speed records were set by Ford’s new 125PS 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine, which was used to power the Ford Focus. The records were set over distances from 0.6 miles to 2,550.5 miles. The records were accomplished by drivers, which include World Rally Championships icon Jari-Matti Latvala.

The event took place at the end of May at the CERAM test circuit in Mortefontaine, France. Three Ford Focus 1.0-litre EcoBoost cars – exactly the same as those available in Europe dealerships – were driven by Latvala and eight journalists from France and the U.S.

To qualify, every car had to be supervised by an official FFSA (Fédération Française du Sport Automobile) steward after having been chosen from the Ford manufacturing facility in Saarlouis, Germany. The “sub-1.0-litre class” world records were set by the three Ford Focus 1.0-litre EcoBoost models for times that covered one mile from a standing and flying start as well as for highest average speeds over distances from 10km (6.21 miles) to 4,104.7km (2,550.5 miles).

These cars also set highest average speed records during timed sessions that lasted one, six, 12 and 24 hours. The world record for the highest average speed over one hour is 118.7mph. Last February was when the 125PS Focus 1.0-litre EcoBoost started selling in the UK. It currently makes up 25% of total Ford Focus orders.

The car can accelerate from zero to 62mph in 11.3sec and reach a top speed of 120mph. It returns 56.5mpg and emits 114g/km of CO2. The 1.0-litre engine is available in a 100PS version that offers best-in-class fuel efficiency of 58.9mpg and emits 109g/km of CO2.

Here are the 16 recors set by the Ford Focus: 1. Standing start 1 kilometre - 113.522 km/h; Standing start 1 mile - 79.402 mph; Flying start 1 kilometre -  176.168 km/h; Flying start 1 mile - 108.548 mph; Highest average speed over 10 km - 172.053 km/h; Highest average speed over 100 km - 187.579 km/h; Highest average speed over 500 km - 186.793 km/h; Highest average speed over 10 miles - 110.237 mph; Highest average speed over 100 miles - 118.412 mph; Highest average speed over 1 hour - 191.056 km/h (118.716 mph); Highest average speed over 1000 km - 164.361 km/h; Highest average speed over 500 miles - 102.656 mph; Highest average speed over 1000 miles - 103.357 mph; Highest average speed over 6 hours - 165.555 km/h (102.871 mph); Highest average speed over 12 hours - 166.784 km/h (103.634 mph); Highest average speed over 24 hours - 171.029 km/h (106.272 mph).

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