Posts tagged Cosworth
Stealth Bombed - 1983 Tyrrell 012 Cosworth "Boomerang"

Luckily, Maurice Philippe had just that in mind. In order to give Tyrrell an aerodynamic advantage, he not only though out of the box, he stomped on it and threw it in the trash. Realizing a conventional wing could only do so much with the maximum width given by the FIA, he set out to maximize the surface area within the available space.

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Class Warfare - 1993 Opel Calibra V6 4x4 DTM

Hoping to steal the Italian’s thunder, Opel employed the services of multiple Le Mans winning team Joest Racing. Joest was tasked with the development and running of the ambitious project, ensuring a professional and methodical approach to Opel’s biggest racing effort yet.

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Twisted Torque - 1969 Matra MS84 4WD Cosworth

At Matra, designer Bernard Boyer reached the same conclusion. Under his direction, work started on a four wheel drive development of the concurrent MS80. In order to get a head start, Boyer contracted Ferguson itself to develop the car’s drivetrain. The biggest issue with creating the innovative machine was the position of the engine.

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Constant Veracity - 1972 Huron-DAF 4A Variomatic Cosworth

The previous year, a small Canadian firm by the name of Huron had started running their 4A 2L sportscar. The car was powered by a 1.8L Cosworth FVC engine, and managed to contest a single race before the company folded.

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Fridge Magnet - 1974 Maki F101 Cosworth

The car looked unlike anything the paddock had ever seen. Its bulky oversized bodywork made it appear much bigger than it actually was. With its sizable airbox and gigantic sidepods, the car looked as gracious and nimble as a block of freshly hewn granite.

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