Revealed - Ford's Concept TwinForce Twin Turbo V6 - 415hp

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  1. TriShield

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    At least one good thing is coming out of Ford for the show. Now can they put this engine in a car worth a damn? And will it stay at 415hp?

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    TWINFORCE™ V-8 POWER AND PERFORMANCE WITH V-6 FUEL ECONOMY

    The Lincoln MKR concept introduces a new engine technology that delivers V-8 power and performance with V-6 fuel economy.

    The new technology, named TwinForce™, will appear on future Lincoln and Ford vehicles.

    TwinForce uses direct injection technology and turbocharging. These technologies are common in diesel engines, but have only recently been combined for use in gasoline engines.

    "Everything we do is driven by our customers," said Derrick Kuzak, group vice president, Global Product Development. "Our TwinForce engine technology is a key element of how we're going after fuel economy gains without asking anyone to give up performance."

    TwinForce's direct-injection fuel system is different than conventional port fuel-injected gasoline engines. Instead of squirting gasoline into the engine cylinder head, it directly injects gasoline into the engine's cylinders at high pressures.

    Direct-injection fuel systems can more precisely control when and how much fuel is injected into the engine cylinders, allowing for more efficient burn and improved combustion control that delivers optimal performance and fuel economy.

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    Ford's new Duratec 35 all-aluminum V-6, named a 10 Best Engine by Ward's, is the foundation for the TwinForce technology found in the Lincoln MKR concept.

    The Lincoln MKR's engine is flex-fuel capable, providing the driver with the flexibility to switch back and forth between gasoline and E-85 ethanol. At Ford, flexible fuel is an important step toward development of more efficient, renewable biofuels that can provide energy security as well as environmental benefits.

    Combining the high octane found in E-85 or premium gasoline with TwinForce technology allows the Lincoln MKR's V-6 to deliver 415 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque – an impressive 118 horsepower per liter.

    To achieve this type of performance from a V-8 would require an engine displacement of 6.0-liters or larger. As a result of the smaller V-6, the Lincoln MKR concept delivers 15 percent better fuel economy than a V-8 with similar performance.

    In North America, the market is growing for the new TwinForce technology. Ford Motor Company already has several direct-injection equipped 4-cylinder engines in production, including a 1.8-liter launched in the 2003 Ford Mondeo and the 2.3-liter turbocharged engine developed by Mazda for the 2006 MazdaSpeed6. The TwinForce technology used in the Lincoln MKR represents Ford's first application of direct injection on a V-6 engine. Its development was led by Ford Powertrain Research and Advanced Engineering, the same group leading the production design and development of this technology in a pilot program intended to speed the time to market with the new engine.

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  2. Mugatu

    Mugatu Ask me about market research. OT Supporter

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    They should name it the Gerald - after Gerald Ford.
     
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    Too bad it's still a Ford.
     
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    Yeah, I chuckled at that too.
     
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    AWD svt fusion :x:
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    Are they putting it in a Lincoln? :ugh:
     
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    who'd a thunk.. making good power with a turbo :uh: :uh:

    every other manufacturer has been doing it for years...

    subaru, audi/vw , ford used to have some turbo'd cars back in teh early 80's..

    even honda has a turbo charged car out now.
     
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    I read it and was like...."funny...the car I bought last year has that."
     
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    with a 6 speed..
    without it, fuck it.
     
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    every svt car has a manual
     
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    finally someone got it right..

    if its a performance car, it gets a manual.. /thread.
     
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    I think they meant "recently" to be "within the last 10-20 years" because Ford is always behind by that much :o :hs:
     
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    since when is the f-150 a car :hsugh:
     
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    seems like a wannabe 335 but a 335 is a I6
     
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    twice the force...twice the problems.
     
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    They should twin-turbo the new I6 from Volvo :o
     
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    lightning?
     
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    god damnit I was just gonna post this :o

    these 3.5's are supposed to be designed to make it easy to add on forced induction, and they're going in a shit ton of vehicles... hopefully they revive some other SVT vehicles with them.
     
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    when is a car manufacturer going to start building tank sedans. that's what i want. a car with treads.
     
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    Lightning is a truck... :hsugh:

    However, the concept of the "next gen" Lightning was going to have a 6-speed, but SVT shit-canned that idea. :wtc:
     

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