The racecar-inspired Ford FF1 will make its public debut when it tackles the famous 1.87km hill climb at the 20th Goodwood Festival of Speed in the UK in July.
Ford’s street-legal single-seat FF1 track car completed a 7min22sec lap of Germany’s iconic Nurburgring Nordschleife during testing in September, making it quicker than high-performance supercars like the 462kW Porsche 911 GT2 RS, 485kW Ferrari Enzo and the 443kW Pagani Zonda F Clubsport.
Powered by a pint-sized 155kW 1.0-litre three-cylinder EcoBoost petrol engine – a tuned version of the motor destined for the Fiesta and EcoSport – the Ford FF1’s time is the fastest of any road-legal three- or four-cylinder car, and the 11th fastest of any production model overall.
A rival to the likes of the KTM X-Bow, the lightweight Ford FF1 has a top speed in excess of 250km/h, yet is also capable of using as little as 2.8 litres of fuel in less demanding driving conditions.
The FF1 will take on the Goodwood hill climb before being displayed in the Festival of Speed Tech area from July 11-14.