Ford Unveils its EcoBoost Riley Daytona

The future of racing will definitely involve turbocharging.

Ford is clearly getting ready for the future of American racing as some big changes are about to happen. Next year is the end for the ALMS and Grand Am. In their place will be the United Sports Car Championship. And what you’re looking at is Ford’s newly unveiled EcoBoost V6 prototype that’ll partake in that new racing series. The Riley Daytona Prototype is powered by a 3.5-liter turbo V6 that will supposedly be just as powerful but much more fuel efficient than other V8s in its racing class.

The car’s body work is also new and features LEDs in the lights. For now, Ford hasn’t released official power specs or performance figures, but the car will undoubtedly be fast. On October 9 it will attempt to break a 210.364 mph lap run at the Daytona International Speedway. The prototype will have its official race debut at the 2014 Rolex 24 at Daytona.

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