New Ford Fusion Will be Outer Space-Ready


AutoBlog - August 20, 2012

Ford says the 2.0-liter Ecoboost® engine on the 2013 Ford Fusion is comparable to the space shuttle, since it uses some of the same materials used in the shuttle and has high temperature endurance.

Check out the facts and figures before the Ford Fusion goes on sale.

All this and the Fusion gets much better mileage!

  • Modified superalloy used in Space Shuttle main engine helps performance and durability of Ford Fusion 2.0-liter EcoBoost® turbo
  • Material supports upper limit of temperature extremes for commercial turbochargers; used on Fusion and Focus ST EcoBoost turbos
  • Integrated exhaust manifold casting combines cylinder head with exhaust manifold to aid cooling, direct more energy to the turbo faster