Ford Focus EcoBoost 1.0 Liter I 3 Sets 16 Speed Records

The Ford Focus 1.0-liter EcoBoost three-cylinder has only been on sale a few months in Europe, but the little engine has become popular with nearly a quarter of Focus models sold in April powered by the 1.0-liter engine. Now, Ford has announced that the smallest EcoBoost engine has set 16 FIA speed world records.

The speed records were set in a variety of tests for the sub-1.0-liter class including acceleration from standing start and flying start tests as well as highest average speed over set distances and time periods. WRC driver Jari-Matti Latvala along with eight journalists drove three Ford Focus hatchbacks powered by the 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine during a two-day event at the CERAM test circuit in Mortefontaine, France.