Ford is currently working on a 150 hp (112 kW) version of its highly acclaimed 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine.

While the most powerful version of the engine produces 123 hp (92 kW), Ford is currently evaluating a higher power version optimized to use the high quality fuel available in Europe. The company is aiming for a 150 hp (112 kW) output but it's not going to be that easy to be fitted into a production car.

In an interview given to Auto Express, EcoBoost chief engineer Andrew Fraser said that the power unit "would have to complete a full development process" and go through Blue Oval's endurance testing that includes "engine operation from -40 to +50 degrees Celsius."

Fraser mentioned that the Formula Ford has received positive feedback from company execs who asked if the firm could build 50 units. As a reminder, the street-legal vehicle was able to do a lap of the Nürburgring in 7 minutes, 22 seconds thanks to a modified 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine with 202 hp (151 kW).

Gallery: 1.0-liter EcoBoost with 150 hp in the works

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