Ford offers eco-friendly sleigh concept with EcoBoost engine to Santa

Article by Christian Andrei, on December 23, 2011

Ford offers a concept sleigh that will considerably cut back the carbon footprint of Santa for a greener Christmas. The concept ride is equipped with the company's innovative technology, allowing Santa to make his yearly deliveries in a stylish and eco-friendly manner while his reindeers take a well-deserved break. It has the new EcoBoost engine which delivers performance to compete with a traditional 1.6-litre engine, but with lower CO2 emissions of just 114g/km CO2 as well as greatly improved fuel efficiency.

With the impressive fuel efficiency of the 1-liter EcoBoost, Santa's fuel costs are reduced by 90% to just £12 million compared with at least £122 million on carrots annually to feed the reindeers. The EcoBoost cylinder block also fits in a single sheet of A4 paper. It delivers at most 125PS and 170Nm peak torque (with 200Nm overboost), giving it the highest power density of any Ford production engine to date.

Santa was not available for comment. Mrs Claus, on the other hand, said that she would support anything that will allow Santa to go home a bit quicker. She further stated that delivering presents quickly to children all over the world may even allow Santa to consider names in the naughty list.

The Ford Mustang looks, sounds, and drives in such a way that you just want to get inside of it and hit the road. But now, the Mustang has more options for you to choose from and new features that would fit any kind of lifestyle you have. For one, it now has upgraded V6 and V8 engines, joined by the new 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine, which features cutting-edge technology to the Mustang.

One of these improved Mustang models is the Ford Mustang GT, which carries the latest edition of the 5.0-liter V8 and which now features updated cylinder heads and valvetrain that generate more than 420 hp and a torque of 390 lb.-ft. A new intake manifold contributes to improved low-speed breathing as well as better fuel economy, reduced emissions, and idle stability.

Dave Pericak, chief engineer for Ford Mustang, says that the EcoBoost engine delivers what a Mustang driver expects it to with the broad and flat torque curve pouring out for easy hustling down any rough or twisty road.

To be more specific, the Mustang EcoBoost engine employs direct injection, turbocharging, and variable cam timing in order to deliver usable performance as well as projected class-leading fuel efficiency. A new and unique intake manifold plus turbocharger housing enables this engine to deliver these things, with an output that is projected at more than 305 hp and 300 lb.-ft. of torque.

Meanwhile, at least 300 hp and 270 lb.-ft. of torque can be generated from the standard 3.7-liter V6. This means that even with the most accessible Mustang, customers get the kind of performance they expect.

Drivers will also appreciate the much smoother shifts from the upgraded manual gearbox. Meanwhile, the reworked automatic transmission boasts new shift paddles mounted on the steering wheel for drivers to have a choice between control and convenience.

Needless to say, the much-improved Mustang has set new handling benchmarks and standards for the brand, offering superior ride quality and world-class dynamics.

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