Two of Ford’s engines have taken home awards from Ward’ s 10 Best Engine’s.
The 2.0 Liter EcoBoost engine from the Ford Focus ST and the Ford Taurus along with the Shelby GT500’s 5.8-liter V8 (the world’s highest-horsepower regular production V8 engine). In the past 5 years no competitor has won more best engine awards than Ford.
Joe Bakaj, Ford’s vice president of Powertrain Engineering, had this to say of the EcoBoost:
“The Focus ST is the first performance application for EcoBoost, and it really delivers the goods… The 2.0-liter EcoBoost in the Taurus replaces a V6 and delivers great all-around performance, along with best-in-class 32 mpg on the highway.”
Jamal Hameedi, GT500 Chief Nameplate Engineer, says:
“The 5.8-liter V8 in the Shelby GT500 is the world’s most powerful production V8 engine, yet it is so efficient at squeezing power from every drop of gasoline that there is no gas guzzler tax. It actually delivers better fuel economy than many engines with a fraction of the horsepower. Plus it squeaks in under our $55,000 price cap. That’s pretty incredible.”