Cosworth · The Search for Power

ISBN-10: 1844250156

ISBN-13: 9781844250158

 

Lieferzeit ca. 1 - 2 Wochen

34,95 € *
 
 
 
 
 

Cosworth · The Search for Power

by Graham Robson

Cosworth Racing's worldwide competition success is chronicled in this fully-updated fifth edition, including the building of world-class V8 and V10 Formula 1 engines plus turbocharged V8s for many successful CART race cars, along with engine supply for Ford's world-leading rally cars, and - more recently - the development of high-revving motorcycle Moto GP power units. This award-winning book - written by a trained automobile engineer, with Cosworth's close co-operation - tells the fascinating inside story.

"lt must be possible to make an interesting living, messing about with racing cars and engines." That thought inspired Keith Duckworth and Mike Costin to set up their own business in 1958. By combining their surnames they established what was to become the world-famous Cosworth Engineering company. Today, although the founders have now retired, Cosworth is highly respected not only in the field of motorsport engines, but also for high-performance road-car power units and technology.

The company, independent until 1980, has been controlled by larger organisations since then. In 1998 the largest-ever transformation saw the operation split into two, with Audi buying Cosworth Technology, while Cosworth Racing - the more glamorous half of the business - went to Ford.

This expanded fifth edition brings right up to date the inspirational story of an enterprise that grew from a two-man operation to a multi-national whose clients include Ford, Mercedes-Benz, General Motors and Audi-VW.

There is analysis of all of Cosworth's individual engines, but also in-depth interviews with the people who have contributed to the company's development. Cosworth Racing's worldwide competition success is chronicled, including the building of world-class V8 and V10 Formula 1 engines, plus turbocharged V8s for many successful CART race cars, along with engine supply for Ford's world-leading Focus WRC rally cars, and - more recently - the development of high-revving motorcycle Moto GP power units. There is every sign that the legendary "Cosworth" title will return to Ford road cars in the future.


Hardcover, 17 x 24 cm, 412 Seiten, 272 teils farbige Abbildungen, englischer Text