Yeah, even as an avid STVF owner who thinks its absolutely a bad ass track car even stock, I'd have to go with the 2.3 also.
<font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">Raceline is pleased to offer a comprehensive range of components and engine kits to suit the new Ford Duratec. Already heralded by those fortunate enough to get hold of early units, the Duratec-R offers near perfect dimensions and characteristics for performance applications. With standard capacity sizes of 1.8, 2.0 and 2.3 litres and an aluminium block as standard, it is widely regarded that this engine could be the most important performance 4-cylinder unit for the foreseeable future. The afforability of new and second hand units, combined with the ease in which the Duratec makes power, enables engine builders to achieve outstanding power returns for their money. The success of the Raceline Zetec-R component range proved that a well engineered product returns far better value in the long term. The Raceline Duratec-R range has been developed with the same attention to detail, offering great value for money for this level of quality. Cheaper solutions to the Duratec installation issues will emerge from other companies, but Raceline remains convinced that cutting corners with engines of this calibre is a false economy. This catalogue details the beginnings of the Raceline Duratec-R range, please keep in contact for further developments.