Ford Motor Co. has a funny way of making a point.
On their way from Detroit to Los Angeles for the 2012 L.A. Auto Show, Ford officials stuffed the company’s new 1.0-liter engine into a carry-on and popped it into a TSA security-screening bin.
“The engine block is small enough to fit in your luggage, or about the length of the iPad,” company spokeswoman Debra Hotaling said.
Check out the picture above. The engine fits in the plastic bin that you drop your shoes and wallet into.
"While we can’t confirm that we actually took the 1.0-L through X-ray, what we can tell you that the TSA was obliging of our photos," Hotaling said.