SEMA 2007 Spotlight: Cosworth, you had us at low compression VQ35DE
If you had the good fortune of being at the Cosworth booth in Vegas two years ago, all you'd see is a few Formula One engines and a number of talkative engineers. Oh, how 24 months and a development center in Torrence, CA can change things.
Aside from all the other goodies offered by the purveyors of ultra-high-performance engine components (Mitsubishi, Subaru and Ford, just to name a few), Cosworth is expanding its lineup to include both short- and long-block assemblies for the VQ35DE engine from Nissanfiniti. The modified block can be built with a new intake manifold, CNC ported and polished heads, performance rods and pistons, and all with your choice of either 11:1 or 8.8:1 compression ratio for high rev action or boosted applications.
Also on the stand was Cosworth's new Eaton, Roots-type MP62 blower for the Mazda MX-5, which comes complete with an air-to-water intercooler and OBDII flash unit that boosts output from 167 HP to 225 – although according to engineers, 300 HP is within reach. That unit will be on sale in February of next year and will come with the hefty MSRP of approximately $4,900.
When asked about the future, the nice gentleman from Cossie said that the company is developing parts for the Honda K-series of engines and will be working with the new Mitsubishi Evolution X when they get their hands on it.
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