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This article reads too much like a sale brochure[edit]

The introduction sentence "Since 2006, Cosworth has committed itself to engineering consultancy and component manufacture for an increasingly diverse customer base, including original equipment manufacturer (OEM) automotive, aerospace, defence and aftermarket sectors. The company is AS9100 and ISO9001 accredited, therefore enabling it to operate in the most demanding and safety critical environments." sounds like it came right off their annual prospectus. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 205.194.74.10 (talk) 22:21, 22 March 2012 (UTC)

Merge suggestion[edit]

I've suggested a merge between the Cosworth DFV article and the DFV section on the main Cosworth article, as there's a large amount of overlap. Perhaps if/when the Cosworth article gets significantly larger there would be a need for a separate DFV page, but they could be de-merged if that happens, and at the moment there isn't enough material to justify to 2 pages. Spute 18:05, 26 October 2005 (UTC)

Support - As long as no content previously on this page is lost in the merge. M100 21:48, 27 October 2005 (UTC)

this has been done Spute 15:53, 2 December 2005 (UTC)

Summary of F1 engine use[edit]

I've started a table, there are many gaps. Please help fill in the missing years. Spute 15:53, 2 December 2005 (UTC)

I don't think such a list is very practical. During the 1970s, practically every team except Ferrari and BRM (and a few other notable exceptions) had Cosworth power, so each year would have around ten names - a veeeery long list. --Pc13 16:39, 2 December 2005 (UTC)
Yes, it will be long, but i think Wikipedia should be complete in this respect. Spute 17:35, 2 December 2005 (UTC)

Having considered the point about length, i've replaced line breaks between teams with commas - looks a lot more sensible now. Spute 17:40, 2 December 2005 (UTC)

The EC version of the Zetec R engine is the original 3.5 litre used in 1994. The 3 litre zetec R, that was used in 1995-97, is actually called the ECA Zetec R. I'll edit it. —Preceding unsigned comment added by RoboticPope (talkcontribs) 17:16, 29 July 2009 (UTC)

Category[edit]

I don't think Cosworth should be added to Category:Ford engines. First, because the article is about Cosworth, the company, and not the engines Cosworth developed. Second, because Cosworth developed engines for other automakers independently from the Ford designs. However, if the FVA/DFV series, the SCA/MAE/BDA series, or the YB series have their own articles, those could conceivably be added to that category, but never the Cosworth article itself. --Pc13 21:59, 7 December 2005 (UTC)

  • Support. Sounds reasonable since the page is about all aspects of the company, not about individual engines. Spute 09:37, 8 December 2005 (UTC)

Cos-worth[edit]

Regarding this line:

The original company was founded as a British racing engine maker, based in Northampton in 1958 by Mike Costin and Keith Duckworth (1933-2005) (COStin and duckWORTH).

It's a good job they didn't combine their names the other way around! ;) violet/riga (t) 14:42, 21 December 2005 (UTC)

Cosworth HB[edit]

There's a couple of errors on this page regarding the introduction of the HB. It was introduced part way through 1989 with the new Benetton for that year. Although Benetton did start the year with the DFR, the win in Japan by Nannini was scored with the HB, not the DFR. I'm editing to reflect this. See [1], [2] (both referenced at the foot of the page!) and [3] for reference.

Cosworth BDP[edit]

This a fuel injected aluminum block variant of the BDA that was assembled primarily in the Torrance facility. Used extensively for midget racing in the US and Australia. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 70.134.62.171 (talk) 02:13, 9 December 2006 (UTC).


I've added info about the Atlantic engines based on what I've learned building their 250HP version of the same motor. Magnusfeuer 16:05, 4 July 2007 (UTC)


Kahn Cosworth[edit]

Since mid 2008 I've noticed many adverts appearing in the UK motoring press from a bodykit company - Kahn - offering 'Cosworth' branded Range Rovers and the like. Have they purchased the name or merely the right to use it?82.152.149.195 (talk) 17:43, 28 November 2008 (UTC)

Seems Cosworth did the work on souping up the engine while Kahn did the styling mods - see Kahn Design and Cosworth Join Forces. Mr Larrington (talk) 12:31, 24 March 2010 (UTC)

Category:Formula One cars[edit]

I've added this article into Category:Formula One cars, as a means of including the complete F1 car they built in 1969 in the category. As far as I can tell, the car was never assigned a type designation, and was just referred to as "the Cosworth". An alternative method I considered was creating a redirect and including that in the category instead. But there were a couple of issues with that method:

DH85868993 (talk) 12:29, 5 December 2008 (UTC)

Bloodhound SSC and Unusual Uses[edit]

The Bloodhound SSC will be using a Ford Cosworth engine (albeit as a pump rather than the main drive unit). I'd hate to see what would be basically a promotion of a very specific (and one-off) project, so maybe a section that's on any significant but unconventional use of the engine with that as a starting point? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 173.11.23.233 (talk) 18:58, 23 June 2011 (UTC)

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Complete F1 results table[edit]

Is this really necessary/useful? It would be massive if completed. If it is considered to be necessary/useful, I suggest moving it to its own article. DH85868993 (talk) 14:55, 10 August 2011 (UTC)