Cosworth exited Formula 1 with a whimper after making engines correlated with the slower cars down the grid, but they still sell a normally aspirated Formula 1 V8 (or at least something close). Given this discovery, where would choose to put this wonder of an engine?
The Cosworth GPV8 was made to be fitted to a Lotus T125, like the one Top Gear tested, and while the maximum revs only reach around ten thousand rpm, that still puts it close to the current generation of Formula 1 engines that can reach a max of 15k rpm but really only go up to around 12k rpm, only it doesn't have a turbo in the way.
|Engine||3.8 Litre 90 Degree V8|
|Max Revs||10,000 RPM|
|Max Torque||490Nm / 361 ftlbs|
|Max Power||640 bhp (ECU Restricted)|
Only problem with the T125 is, if you're a bit fat, you might not fit.
So, I wonder where else Cosworth's near-F1 derived engine could fit?