Ford Racing Reveals Concept Behind a New Line of 2.0L Crate Engines for 2012
While a four-cylinder crate engine might not sound all that powerful for your classic Mustang, what today's news really tells us is that Ford Racing is soon going to offer the EcoBoost turbocharged I4 as well, and that's something we'd love to see in a classic Mustang (can you say Mustang SVO?). We feel the V-6 EcoBoost can't be far behind either from the guys at FRPP.
Part of the expanded crate engine lineup that Ford Racing Performance Parts has announced for 2012 includes a naturally aspirated, 2.0-liter inline four-cylinder "Crate Engine Concept." This engine is the precursor for a range of production-based I-4 offerings.
With the introduction of several all-new B- and even C-Segment Ford cars and small utilities now powered by Ford's latest global 2.0-liter I-4 engine architecture, Ford Racing will be making a variety of these new four-cylinder powertrains available to enthusiasts as part of its FRPP Crate Engine program.
The "Concept" that kicks off the I-4 lineup is a direct-injection, 2.0-liter engine that features independent variable valve timing and will be available in the spring of 2012. Other offerings will mirror the new line of powerful and technologically advanced engines in production Ford vehicles, including those with "EcoBoost™" turbocharging.
All engines will be available as "plug and play" kits that include the necessary interface components for proper installation. The range of applications for this new line of production-based I-4 crate engines is enormous – from race cars to street rods, kit cars to off-road buggies and even marine installations. The new four-cylinder lineup will form the widest range of production-based crate engines since the debut of FRPP’s successful 5.0 V-8 crate engine program.
Ford Racing Performance Parts 2.0L NA "Concept" Crate Engine Specs:
2.0L Ti-VCT direct-injection I-4, as used in the 2012 Ford Focus
Displacement: 122 cubic inches
Induction: naturally aspirated, gasoline direct injection
Horsepower range: 160 to 175 (estimated)
Torque: 145 to 155 lb.-ft. (estimated)
Compression ratio: 12.0:1
Bore x stroke (in.): 3.44 x 3.27
Valvetrain: DOHC with twin independent variable camshaft timing
Fuel delivery: engine-mounted, high-pressure, direct-injection pump
Contact Ford Racing Performance Parts for more information:
800-FORD-788 (1-800-367-3788) or visit www.fordracingparts.com
About Ford Racing - North America
Ford Racing - North America, based in Dearborn, Mich., is responsible for major racing operations in North America, including NASCAR (Sprint Cup, Nationwide Series, Camping World Trucks), Grand American sports car racing, and NHRA drag racing. In addition, Ford’s action motorsport program involves programs in Global RallyCross, Formula Drift, RallyCar and Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series. The department also oversees the development and marketing of Ford Racing Engines and Performance Parts, the outreach programs with all Ford Clubs and Ford enthusiasts, and the marketing of the Ford Racing brand through initiatives such as Team Ford Racing. For more information regarding Ford Racing’s activities, please visit www.fordracing.com.
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