Ford is really pushing their EcoBoost technology this year. The idea is to replace large, emission spewing engines with smaller engines (V6 and 4-cylinders), while still retaining the performance of their bigger engines. In an effort to push this forward, Ford is placing one of their new twin-turbo V6 EcoBoost motors in a hot rod built by Detroit Street Rods: a 1934 3-Window Coupe.

According to Autoblog, this is the first rear-wheel drive application the EcoBoost has been placed in.

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The stock twin Honeywell turbochargers fitted to the 3.5-liter V6 EcoBoost motor make for 400 horsepower and 400 ft-lbs of torque. These outputs are comparable to hot rods fitted with a typical 302 cubic inch V8. EcoBoost technology has been described as a way to replace displacement, while retaining performance. Ford has been able to achieve both 20 percent better fuel economy and 15 percent fewer CO2 emissions. Further, turbocharging technology allows for even smaller displacement, while providing even more boost to create more power.

The Detroit Street Rod's 1934 Ford EcoBoost is fitted with a 5-speed manual transmission, and has had many modern conveniences added to it. The body of the car is actually a replica, and features all-steel construction, full fenders, running boards, electronic power windows, air conditioning, and custom bumpers.

The build is iconic, in that it shows how an old and analog-styled 1934 Ford can be combined with the advanced technology of a modern-day Ford.

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