Cosworth have not given up on return to F1 with turbo engine

Cosworth I4 turbo engine

Cosworth I4 turbo engine

Cosworth has revealed their own V6 turbo engine, the fruits of four years of development which will not power any Formula 1 cars this season.

Racecar Engineering reported that “the English company started work on a 2014 engine as long ago as 2010, when the regulations stipulated an I4 layout at the behest of Volkswagen.”

However the Wolfsburg based manufacturer canned the project, and Formula 1 regs changed to a V6 turbo configuration which prompted Cosworth, without a backer, to shelve the project.

However the report adds that Cosworth is continuing development of the I4 and V6 turbo engines for an ‘undisclosed’ supercar project, however should Formula 1 beckon again in the future they will be ready.

Earlier this month Adam Parr, former CEO of Williams F1 team, joined the Cosworth board as non-executive director which suggests that the engine manufacturer has not shut the door on future F1 ventures.

Cosworth powered Formula 1 cars won 165 times out of the 654 grand prix races they contested, between 1963 and 2013. (GP247)

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  • sarahsdadjeff

    Respectable numbers.

  • Hawk

    Surprisingly

  • Fred

    That certainly looks like a V6 power unit (photo caption is wrong)