Comments - Frankfurt 2011: Formula Ford 2012-Spec Racer

Published: Sep 14, 2011
Description: Considered one of the better career springboards for aspiring Formula 1 drivers, Formula Ford Championships around the world are already eyeing the 2012 season. For this season, Ford has introduced a ...
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Brad Wood Sep 14, 2011
This level of racing is about squeezing every tenth out of a car/chassis. That's how you find the best drivers to put in the $1m cars. no need for 400 HP for that. Plus, it is affordable both to purchase (cheap part) and to operate (not cheap part!)
Shane Gardner Sep 14, 2011
I honestly don't even mind using the EcoBoost.
Ken Madison Sep 14, 2011
I am just getting tired of all this green BS, it's racing, your not supposed to save the rain forest.
Jimmy Jose Lopez Sep 14, 2011
It's not really wasted potential. The new technology they develop for these cars usually trickles down to the market cars. Not always, but usually haha
Eddie Filipovic Sep 14, 2011
@Ken, if F1 isn't careful they will lose a lot of fans because of green crap initiative. F1 originally wanted a inline-4 turbo! I hate the new FIA board. I want the V10s back!
Ken Madison Sep 14, 2011
I love the wasted potential of these types of cars. What's the point of using such small engines, it would be a lot more interesting if there was a 5.7 or 6 liter cap with forced induction instead...
Brad Wood Sep 14, 2011
Does anyone know where these can be purchased? The price?
Description: The engine produces a limited 165hp and 162lb-ft of torque, making it more powerful (although not by much) than previous engines have been. The new cars are totally compliant with FIA safety regulatio...
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Shane Gardner Sep 14, 2011
Formula Ford needed a update badly, well done.
David Pires-Ihsaan Sep 14, 2011
Why? You'll never be able to drive it.
Michael Palazzo Sep 14, 2011
nice rims....on a formula car :/
Ken Madison Sep 14, 2011
Ecotec>Eco boost any day!
Duncan Gibson Sep 14, 2011
Yeah I thot it was cool until I saw the back...
Eddie Filipovic Sep 14, 2011
@nick, lol. Nice, was thinking same thing. FIA is garbage.
Sam Oglesby Sep 14, 2011
is the shell reversable it looked like this on the other side
Nick Benz Sep 14, 2011
Im guessing the FIA regulations dont allow downforce?
Joel Mcd Sep 15, 2011
This would rip a Prius up. You got to remember they need to keep these cheap so up and coming racers and teams can afford them. The thing with formula ford is the teams are only allowed to make minimal changes and really only to the cars setup.
Ty Piper Sep 15, 2011
There needs to be a v10 in the back of the thing.... So sad...
Colin Boyle Sep 14, 2011
Ford needs to step it up, I would now rank a Toyota prius higher