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    Official: 280-bhp Elemental RP1 revealed, now with bike-engine option
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    The Elemental RP1 might be Britain's next big boutique roadster success story. Designed by a team with Formula One experience, it aims to mix road car drivability with racecar performance in a single, adaptable package weighing less than 1,000 pounds. It was first previewed a few weeks ago, but ...

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    Official: Elemental RP-1 may be world's lightest sports car, weighs under 1,000 pounds
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    The British boutique sports car industry is fascinating when you think about it. For such a relatively small country known for its wet weather for much of the year, consider all of the open-top Caterham, Ariel, Morgan products, not to mention many other small brands pumping out cars. The latest ...

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    Video: Radical RXC is a Mustang-hearted racecar for the road
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    Radical has been building fantastic open-cockpit racers and roadcars for years, for the track day enthusiast who wants a vehicle that looks like it could show up for a start at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The company's latest creation is the RXC, and while this coupe looks like a prototype racer, ...

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    SEMA: Chip Ganassi Racing switches to the Ford EcoBoost-powered Riley Daytona Prototype
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    Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates (CGRFS) announced yesterday at Ford's SEMA press conference that it will field a Ford-Riley Daytona Prototype with the 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 in the 2014 United SportsCar Championship (USCC). CGRFS is the second team to commit to the new Ford-Riley car, ...

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    Motorsports: Ford EcoBoost smashes records at Daytona
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    Some mighty machines have lapped the banks of the Daytona International Speedway over the years: thunderous V8-powered stock cars, Le Mans-conquering Group C prototypes, open-wheel Champ Cars, knee-dragging superbikes... heck, the infield lake has even hosted powerboat racing. But this – ...

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    Report: VW going turbo-only in 3 to 4 years
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    This really was a matter of when, rather than if. Volkswagen will apparently be the first manufacturer to phase out naturally aspirated engines in favor of turbocharging its full slate. VW is kind of responsible for ushering in this push towards small-displacement, turbocharged engines that's ...

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    Official: Ford builds two-millionth EcoBoost engine
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    Ford's EcoBoost engine lineup is only four years old, but it is growing into an important and popular global engine. As proof of its popularity, Ford just produced its 2 millionth EcoBoost engine – a 2.0-liter inline four-cylinder – which rolled off the assembly line in Louisville, ...

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    Report: Ford sued over alleged 3.5-liter EcoBoost defects
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    Three Ford owners from Ohio have filed a lawsuit against the automaker over defects that they allege exist within the company's twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 EcoBoost engine. Automotive News reports that the lawsuit claims the engine "contained serious latent design, manufacturing, or assembly ...

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    Submit your questions for Autoblog Podcast #329 LIVE!
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    We're set to record Autoblog Podcast #329 tonight, and you can drop us your questions and comments via our Q&A module below. Subscribe to the Autoblog Podcast in iTunes if you haven't already done so, and if you want to take it all in live, tune in to our UStream (audio only) channel at 10:00 ...

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    Ford letting 20,000 people drive EcoBoost F-150 before truck lands in showrooms
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    Test drive the 2011 Ford F-150 – Click above to enlarge
    Ford is ready to show off the 2011 F-150... in fact it's so excited about it that it wants you to drive one (or four) before the truck arrives in dealer showrooms. The F-150 is receiving a slew of new powertrain options, including the ...

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    Report: Ecoboost for all Ford models
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    Once again, reports are making the rounds that each model in Ford's stable will soon be available with an Ecoboost engine option. While this isn't the first time we've heard such murmurings, The Detroit News reports that Jim Farley, the Ford global head of sales, says that his company's product ...

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    Who needs a V8? Survey says customers love Ford EcoBoost
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    While Ford is working on plenty of hybrid and electric vehicles, its big bet for meeting the new corporate average fuel economy standards is EcoBoost, and so far customers appear to like it. Since launching the 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 last summer as an alternative to larger V8s, Ford has sold about ...

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    Report: GM struggling to market turbo technology
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    In the automotive realm, marketing can sometimes prove just as important as the actual product. Take, for instance, Ford's well regarded EcoBoost technology, which couples turbocharging with direct injection to produce more horsepower and reduce fuel consumption. Would it surprise you to hear ...

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    SAE 2010: Next-gen Ford EcoBoost engines to get even more efficient with cooled EGR
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    Over the course of 2010, Ford plans to aggressively ramp up its EcoBoost engine strategy with two new four-cylinder engines and the first rear-wheel-drive application of the boosted 3.5-liter V6. However, this is just the beginning as Ford is already hard at work on the next generation of ...

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    Report: Four-cylinder EcoBoost Ford Edge coming to Chicago
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    2011 Ford Edge spy shots – Click above for high-res image galleries
    Here's some very exciting news, especially if you're into that whole forced-induction cult thing: Ford is reportedly set to show off its new four-cylinder EcoBoost engine under the hood of the overhauled-for-2011 Edge. To ...

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    Review: 2010 Ford Flex EcoBoost turns it up to 11
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    2010 Ford Flex EcoBoost – Click above for high-res image gallery
    We were headed on a road trip, because that's what you do when the summer draws to a close and something as gigantic as the Ford Flex rolls into your driveway. Destination: Brooklyn. Five miles into the journey, the Sony audio ...

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    Ford files 125 patents on 3.5L V6 EcoBoost, mostly for controls
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    In the process of developing its new 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6, the powertrain engineers at Ford came up with a host of innovative solutions to reducing emissions and fuel consumption. Most involved software – both for developing the engine and controlling it. The use of computational fluid ...

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    Autoblog Podcast #145 with the Two Marks from Ford
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    Click above for the Autoblog Podcast in iTunes, RSS or listen now!
    Episode #145 of the Autoblog Podcast is a mostly-Frankfurt Motor Show edition. Chris, Sam and Dan are joined by Mark Kaufman, Ford's C-segment marketing manager, and Blue-Oval product communications manager Mark Schirmer. The two ...

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    Frankfurt 2009: Ford unveils smallest EcoBoost engine yet at 1.6 liters
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    Ford 1.6-liter EcoBoost four cylinder - click above for a high res image gallery
    Ford's EcoBoost offensive is continuing at the Frankfurt Motor Show this week with the official launch of the third member of the family, the 1.6-liter four-cylinder EcoBoost engine. The new engine joins the ...

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    Does Ford's new 2.0-liter EcoBoost four = MazdaSpeed3 four? Not really
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    After Ford VP Barb Samardzich officially announced the 2.0-liter four-cylinder EcoBoost engine for next year, a correspondent for the Examiner.com postulated that this engine was in fact nothing more than a re-badged, smaller version of the 2.3-liter engine from the MazdaSpeed3. Certainly there are ...

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