: Cosworth powered V?



heavymetals
02-04-07, 02:16 PM
Got your attention!

Friday afternoon a couple of friends and I got a tour of the Cosworth operations here in Torrance.

WOW!

Interesting to know that the race teams do not own the motors, but that they lease them from Cosworth.

The motors cost as much as 5 (five) V's! ($250k+) apiece.

At the end of the racing season, they have someone escort the stripped blocks to the foundry where they are remelted.

The motors have about a 1,500 mi life span (probably the most intense 1,500 mi you'll ever see).

You ain't gonna get one of these on Ebay!

This tour was arranged by a great guy (Steve) who was at one of the SY/ TY/ V meets at Hooters.

Totally first class operation.

ctsvflorida
02-04-07, 02:33 PM
I think almost all 'race' motors are leased these days! I used to race boats (ocean racing) and still drive a 45' Cigarette for my good friend in Poker runs, and all the main race guys lease their engines from Mercury racing. There is another racing sport where all motors have to be in a certain class and absolutely all of the engines are leased as they are NOT for sale! I can't think of what association this is with but I do remember being surprised when I heard it.

Anyway, I am sure the Cogsworth plant is incredible!

heavymetals
02-04-07, 02:42 PM
The same motor keeps the competition in formula racing more equal and leasing plays no favorite, I guess.

By the way, it is COSWORTH.

COGSWORTH was the competition to Spacely Sprockets I think.

( Actually it was Cogswell Cams vs Spacely Sprockets)










The Jetsons if you haven't guessed it........

ctsvflorida
02-04-07, 02:49 PM
The same motor keeps the competition more equal and leasing plays no favorite, I guess.

by the way, it is COSWORTH.

COGSWORTH was the competition to Spacely Sprockets.

Yeah, them too! :hide: Very tired and aggravated from the vibration issue, 'thinking' will be on my of 'things to do list' for tomorrow! :yawn:

It is pretty funny that you remembered that from the Jetsons but I thought is was Cogswell!

HushH
02-04-07, 07:21 PM
Cosworth has reportedly been involved in the development of the engine for the upcoming Nissan GT-R. Should be interesting to see how it performs.