Name -
Commercial Name - Formula Ford Ecoboost 1.0
Code Name - Mygale M12-SJ
Type - 1 Seater SubCompact Formula Inspired Racecar

Performance -
Horsepower - 202hp (205ps) (150.6 kW) @ 7500rpm

Torque - 177 lb-ft (240Nm)
Top Speed - 255.5kmph (158.8mph)
Acceleration - 0-62mph (0-100kmph) in ~3.5 seconds

Specifications -
Engine - 12 valve, In-line, 995cc, 3-cylinder, Turbocharged
Turbocharger - Compact, low-inertia, Maximum RPM of 215,000 or 248,000 @ 2.5bar pressure
Gearbox - 6 Speed Manual, Sequential
Suspension - All Round Double Wishbone
Drive - Mid, Longitudinal Rear Wheel
Tires - Road Legal

Body -
Materials Used - Steel, Carbon Fibre
Total Car Weight ~ 495kg
Chassis Weight - 420kg

Cost -
Fuel Economy @ 56kmph (35mph) - 50kmpl (118mpg) (22.72kWh/100miles)
Fuel Economy @ 120kmph (74.5mph) - 20kmpl (47mpg) (9kWh/100miles)
Cost - £ 100,000 ($160,000)
Warranty - None, Concept Car

Lap Times -
Nürburgring Nordschleife Lap Time - 7 minutes 22 seconds (only 16 road-legal supercars are faster)
Nürburgring Nordschleife Lap Average Speed - 169 kph (105 mph).

Timeline -
Production Year - 2013

Techniques Used/Notes -

  1. Highly Tuned FF1 EcoBoost® "Baby" Engine (3 Years Consecutive International Engine of The Year 2012,2013,2014) with DOHC, Direct Injection (@ up to 200bar) and Variable Valve Timing.
  2. A cylinder head with an integrated and cooled exhaust manifold that lowers exhaust temperatures for optimizing the fuel-to-air ratio.
  3. An innovative flywheel and front pulley design deliver improved refinement compared with traditional three-cylinder engine designs. 
  4. Engine friction is reduced by specially coated pistons, low-tension piston rings, low-friction crank seals and a cam-belt-in-oil design. 
  5. A variable-displacement oil pump tailors lubrication to demand and optimizes oil pressure for improved fuel efficiency. 
  6. Max revs increased to 7,500rpm by removing the heavy dual-mass flywheel (fitted to improve refinement and reduce gear rattle) and replace it with a lightweight steel version. It was dry-sumped.
  7. The engine block is cast iron instead of aluminum for up to 50% faster warm-up, at the expense of additional weight.
  8. Due to natural vibrations of a 3-cylinder design, the flywheel as with any other engine of similar configuration has been weighted properly to ensure smooth running, without the use of energy sapping balance shafts.
  9. Multiple fuel injections (namely 3), occur in a single combustion cycle.
  10. The engine also features an internal timing belt, bathed in the engine oil, for long life and greater efficiency and reduced noise. 
  11. The exhaust manifold is cast into the cylinder head, reducing warm-up times and therefore further aiding efficiency. All this is packaged in an engine block the size of an A4 sheet of paper.
  12. This car is a Formula Ford racer converted for road use that includes the addition of registration plates, wheel covers, front and rear lights, revised wing mirrors, road-legal tires. and a horn.

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