Ford EcoBoost engine helps obliterate Dayton's speed record

Who ever said green can’t be fast? Electric cars have proven time and again that they can out-accelerate their gas brethren. Now, the combo of the two seems to be a winning formula as Ford just blew away their old record.

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 – this is the fastest car ever to lap the legendary raceway.

What you’re looking at is the new Daytona Prototype being prepared by Riley Technologies for the new United SportsCar Championship. The car, released just last week, is powered by a new 3.5-liter turbocharged V6 from Ford’s EcoBoost family, and just obliterated the top speed at the track with a blistering 222.971 miles per hour through the traps.

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