Not only has Cosworth designed and supplied many race car engines, which won F1, CART, and many other Championship races, but it has also produced many celebrated high-performance road-car engines. In more recent times, its growing expertise in developing electronic data capture components, and in providing ultra-high-tech engine manufacturing facilities, have made it a world leader at many levels. The expansion continues, and in this book the Cosworth story has been brought up-to-the-minute to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the birth of the legendary DFV F1 engine.
Even if you know the Bosworth story inside out, this is a great read. While it may look like a coffee table book with its fins illustrations, including a number of cutaway drawings, it is a very serious read indeed.- Historic Racing Technology; "Thorough" is too weak a word to describe Robson's research.- Motor Sport; It is written in a style which is easy to rad, and has lots of information interspersed with timely and illuminating anecdotes. For those with a more corporate interest, turnover figures are also given a year by year basis. It really does follow the company, rather than just the people.- www.silhouet.com. The book packs and enormous amount of meticulously assembled information into its 256 pages and the detailed appendices, particularly where dealing with the individual engines produced by the company, are an invaluable source of reference. - Speedscene. This revised edition of Graham Robson's detailed work follows the Bosworth story from its humble beginnings up to the present day. With increased use of colour and input from the company's current American owners, the book is sure to appeal to those with an interest in this legendary engineering firm. - Classic & Sports Car. This book covers the entire history, life and times of the famous British high-performance engineering company, from its 1958 foundation by Mike Costin and Keith Duckworth, though its often-exciting and always fascinating evolution, to its expansion and worldwide success in both motorsport and high-performance road cars. Graham Robson is one of the UK's most celebrated motor historians. During an extensive career, he has had more than 160 books published about motoring subjects, including motorsport and classics. and some definitive make and model histories. In the past Graham has owned several Cosworth-engined road cars, and has also been involved in confidential projects that included Cosworth content. He has been well-known to, and well respected by, Cosworth for many years, and with the support, aid and enthusiasm of the company itself, Cosworth - The Search for Power is the only authentic book on this world-famous British automotive concern. - CarSport.
ContentsAcknowledgementsIntroductionForeword Chapter 1 Keith Duckworth and Mike Costin- the foundersChapter 2 Early days in North LondonChapter 3 Big moves- to Northampton, and into F2Chapter 4 Fame in F1- the DFV projectChapter 5 Belt-drive- BDA and its successorsChapter 6 Diversions - cars, motorcycle engines, and automatic transmissionsChapter 7 The world's motor industry comes shoppingChapter 8 DFV developments- Cosworth's amazing V-8Chapter 9 Turbocharging in F1- the Ford V-6 projectChapter 10 Company into Group -Worcester, Wellingborough, UEI and Carlton Chapter 11 The Sierra project- a quantum leap into the futureChapter 12 A new 'atmo' F1 engine for the 1990sChapter 13 New business in the 1990s ...Chapter 14 Motorsport - winning all around the worldChapter 15 Turbo V8s and V10s- the pace quickensChapter 16 Cosworth Racing + Ford - a new life beckonsChapter 17 Cosworth in the new centuryChapter 18 Cosworth's last F1 enginesChapter 19 New products, and new horizonsAppendix 1 Cosworth engines from 1960Appendix 2 Cosworth-engined road carsAppendix 3 Victories by Cosworth-Ford engined cars in World Championship F1 racesAppendix 4 The list of F1 makes which have used Cosworth-Ford engines - 1967 to 2013 inclusive The thoughts of Chairman Duckworth