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At the track day on Wednesday their was a vendor their selling custom race cars with the Ford 2.3 Ecoboost out of the Ford Mustang. These were serious full slick race cars. I asked about oil control /dry sump for sustained high G loads. Turns out Mountune a race/rally ford specialist makes an internal/partial dry sump for the Ecoboost motors. It looks like a factory system! The pump is internal so leaves the exterior for accessories

The motor - might slip right in to my Esprit....started wondering, so I checked out the Kennedy Engineering website - they make adapters for transmissions to all different motors.

Sure enough - they can do an adapter for a Porsche Boxster transmission to the 2.3 Ecoboost motor.

I dont know a lot about the Ecoboost motors but they are cheap and plentiful and 310 HP factory in the Mustang. Probably pretty easy and reliable 375 hp. A bit more reading, apparently they are cranking 800 - 1000 hp out of these motors for drag racing. Lots of snide comments out there about the 2.0 version?? Not sure what the issue is.

Might be a relatively easy to install/strong/reliable package in the Esprit and with the $2K Mountoune Drysump worthy of heavy track duty.

I think you could do the whole swap for less than $10k maybe a bit more with the dry sump if you could do a lot of the work yourself. hmmm
 

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Track version of the Rossion has it. Rear clam is pretty low.

 
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