Los Angeles airport authorities have undoubtedly screened a lot of strange objects over the years, yet this is probably the first time their x-ray machine showed them a car engine which caused some amusement to inspecting staff. However, it wasn`t a problem, and the engine passed through airport security without a jerk, on its way to the LA Auto Show, from Detroit.
The Ford 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine packed into the carryon travel luggage bag heading to be demonstrated at the 2012 LA Auto Show scheduled from November 30 – December 9, 2012. When this engine is going to be offered by Ford in India, is yet to be seen but it is expected to make its way into the upcoming Ford EcoSport which is due for launch in 2013.
Despite being just 1.0-litre in capacity, it is at its zenith when it comes to power packed in a small package as this engine offers a maximum output of 125hp which can be increased to 145 hp when using an ECU remap. Ford was clearly doing some advanced PR by showing off size and dimensions of its upcoming engine before it is scheduled to be introduced in the US and hence this stunt.
Source – Autoblog.com