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Old 04-15-2014, 05:34 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by MetroMPG View Post
Except that Ford brands it as a "economy AND power" thing. I just couldn't help but think that some people probably snicker at the "eco" part of "ecoboost".
Regardless of marketing, VTEC really only exists for fuel economy.

The same peak power can be made by just using the high cam profile at all times, rather than just at certain RPMs. VTEC simply allows an economical cam profile at low RPMs and high profile at high RPMs

The ricer kids don't like it when you point that out though...
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