Part 1: About the Duratec

DuratecQuads

Engine Description

The Ford/Mazda Duratec family of motors offer a lot of performance potential in a small and light package. The alloy head and block contribute to a bare weight of 90kg and lightweight plastic covers and intake components ensure the weight is impressively low when fully dressed..

The ~107kW output in factory 2.0L trim can be boosted with the addition of a wide range of performance parts but most important to builders of kit cars it’s also a “clean” motor easily meeting Euro4 emissions rules in its later Drive-by-Wire configuration.

Drive-by-Wire allows for a greater freedom to mount the accelerator pedal unit as well as introducing a number of fail safes not offered by traditional cable throttles.

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Aaron

Geek, Car Guy, Former entrepreneur looking for the next big thing while doing the things I should have done 20 years ago. Key pusher and thinker for a large organisation who dreams to be doing something else.

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