A rally driver and a rally car have been used by Ford in order to celebrate a new milestone in Romania, which is the production of no less than 400,000 EcoBoost engines, in Craiova.
Inspired by the famous Gymkhana signed by Ken Block, Ford Romania has created its own version of impressive driving in a controlled environment with lots of drifting and jumping. Napoca Rally Academy’s driver Simone Tempestini is shown in the clip behind the wheel of a Ford Fiesta R5.
Ford has managed to produce 400,000 EcoBoost engines and the 1.0 liter EcoBoost anniversary unit will be sent to the Ford Saarlouis facility, in Germany, where it will be making its way onto a Focus. The famous 1.0 liter EcoBoost engine has received the International Engine of the Year award for three years in a row. A couple of years ago, Ford Craiova has also started the production of the 1.5 liter EcoBoost. The car manufacturer has invested more than 230 million euros in the engine production plant in Craiova, Romania, and the company is also producing a model in this facility, the sub-compact B-MAX MPV. The union wants to introduce a second model into production but this remains uncertain at this time. The Ford Craiova facility is producing 700 engines daily and these are shipped to Turkey, Taiwan, Thailand, Germany and Spain. The plant has approximately 800 employees which are working in two or three shifts depending on the demand.