Triple Threat: Chris Harris Tackles the Nürburgring in the Street-Legal Formula Ford EcoBoost [Video]
The idea of making asingle-seater/formula racing carstreet legal isn’t exactly new, butFord Motor Companyis one of the few entities with the means to make that happen. Themonopostoin question is theFormula Ford EcoBoost, propelled by the Blue Oval’s newturbocharged 1.0L inline-threethat will soon find its way into U.S.-boundFiestas. And to help spread the Gospel of Boost, they invited the Internet’s favorite English car journo (not counting mirrored-to-hide-in-plain-sight-from-Auntie-Beeb’s-anti-piracy-ninjasJeremy Clarkson),Chris Harris.
Because this particular FormulaFordhas been modified to be street legal (at least in the EU),Mr. Htook advantage of the novel opportunity to wring it out on some German backroads. But while he was in the country, Ford let him take it around theNürburgring Nordschleife. No, we aren’t having a seizure, stroke or some other catastrophic physiological breakdown; all that frothing and twitching is strictly jealousy-related. But thank you for your concern.