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Titan Motorsports visits Cosworth Headquarters in Northampton UK

January 14th, 2014 Comments off

We’ve just returned from yet another trip across the pond for the annual Autosport trade show in the UK. Whenever we travel to a race or trade event we try our best to take in the local culture and check out shops and manufactures in the region. This particular trip had us traveling by train from London to Birmingham, allowing us to stop in Northampton and visit the headquarter of one of the UK’s most well known brands Cosworth. As a Cosworth distributor here in the states we were able to arrange a private tour of their facilities, unfortunately much of it was off limits to our phones and camera.

The buildings encompassing Cosworths compound date back over 60 years and houses every piece of equipment a gear head could want. This allows them to design, test, machine, and produce nearly any engine or performance part without leaving their compound. We’ve visited many engine shops and parts manufactures in the past and were blown away by some of the technology that Cosworth had at its finger tips. We shouldn’t have been surprised knowing they’ve produced Indy car and F1 engines in the past, but seeing such capabilities in person is a completely different reality. A typical engine shop having an engine dyno is expected, but when you see 3 shop sized dyno test cells designed for F1 engine testing and a number of “standard” engine dyno cells it really puts into perspective the technology Cosworth possesses. All this technology is not just for show as the same machines used to produce F1 engines produce their street geared aftermarket parts. As we toured their engine assembly room we even witnessed a customers Subaru engine being assembled in the same space as a Formula1 engine undergoing routine service.

The Cosworth Museum was open to photography and displays competition engines from nearly all forms of motorsports from rally to Formula 1. The pictures below shows the amazing engines produced by Cosworth that illustrate the technology that goes into Cosworths history of producing competitive race engines for their customers. Titan Motorsports is a distributor of Cosworth parts here in American and carries their complete line of aftermarket products. We’d like to thank Simon and Mark at Cosworth for taking time out of their schedule to show us around.