The World War II-era Ford T-55 was the world record-breaker when it broke into the top 10 of the world list of the most powerful cars built in 1941.
Now the company is hoping to beat that record by building a larger version of the tank for export.
The company plans to start building the 1,200-horsepower engine in 2019 and have it ready for production in 2021.
The engine, which will also be used in the new Ford Fusion hybrid car, will make the T-54 a formidable competitor in the market.
The Ford engine is expected to produce a whopping 4.5 horsepower, while the other major engine is 1.9 horsepower.
The new Ford T and T-550 are designed for long-distance trucks, which is why Ford is looking to expand the market to vehicles that can get more miles per gallon and can reach high speeds without losing speed.
“The T-150 is the fastest tank in the world today,” said Mark Wohlgemuth, Ford’s vice president of product development, during a presentation in London.
The T-450 is the second-fastest, and it can reach speeds of up to 210 mph.
The 1.8-liter diesel engine is similar to the T, but it produces about four times as much torque.
“With this engine, you can go from 0 to 60 in a few seconds,” said Wohlgrams.
“You can go up to 80 in a couple seconds.”
Ford is also building the engine in Japan for the T. It is expected that the Japanese market will play a significant role in the next generation of Ford trucks.
Wohlgerms also noted that the engine is more powerful than the one that was used on the Ford Ranger, the most popular vehicle of the 1980s.
Ford will use that engine in the Fusion hybrid that is expected in 2020.
The Fusion hybrid is expected at least a decade before the Ford truck is used for commercial purposes.
Ford’s goal is to have the engine ready for export by 2021.