Ford Racing is gearing up to put its 3.5-liter V-6 EcoBoost engine on the line against some seriously powerful and proven V-8 engines in a Daytona Prototype race car next year. So what is it bringing to the table?
A pair of glowing-red exhaust manifolds and a whole lot of optimism, apparently. We assume the optimism is due to the engineers knowing the engine's power output--because we still don't, yet. Ford Racing didn't see fit to include it in the video.
Despite the lack of an outright statement of the engine's horsepower, we can do a little math based on the computer screen shown early in the video. The screen shows us the EcoBoost V-6 is making about 658 Newton-meters of torque at about 6,500 rpm.
That 658 Newton-meter figure translates to about 485 pound-feet of torque. And since we know the rpm and the torque, we know the horsepower: about 600.
Remember, that may not be the engine's maximum speed, and it may not be the power peak. Ford Racing will likely have to restrict the engine to keep power at parity with the V-8s, which make about 500 horsepower in race trim, per series regulations.