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Old 02-18-2019, 10:36 AM
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Just like very few in Europe know about or understand NASCAR,
Few in America realize the astronomic capabilities of a small company in Britain making engines.
Being intimate with both cultures its perfectly understandable, high-design only comes from large manufacturers like Ford, Chevy.

Only die hard Jaguar enthusiasts were aware of Jaguar's incredible engine designs.
In recent times, folks here associate the superb AJ8gen3 in our cars to Ford.

Check out the video below, a small company (Cosworth) making the most incredible engine on the planet right now.
1000hp out of a naturally aspirated 6.5 liter.
Note how few resources they started with, its not like they were given a V12 block made by the big boys to optimize.
And the correct choosing of priorities important to end user.
The point is that Ford would never allow Aston Martin to do this.
And this is exactly what Jaguar pulled off by somewhat going around Ford.






 
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An incredible engine and symphonic masterpiece that's a work of art on the outside.

But how can a man who is responsible for creating such a thing of beauty wear such a ghastly shirt?

 
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^^^+1, I was thinking the same thing...
 
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But how can a man who is responsible for creating such a thing of beauty wear such a ghastly shirt?
Its the same thing responsible for the engine...British tendency to defy convention.

Its actually a lovely print in itself, reminds me of women's scarves.
 
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Old 02-18-2019, 12:24 PM
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Exactly. It belongs on a woman.
 
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I wonder how much the optional extra it’s going to cost for the 80gm of lacquer is going to cost?
 
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Old 02-18-2019, 05:08 PM
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Sod the shirt, is that a ski slope he's cultivating as a stomach? Makes Jeremy C look positively waif like!

Hey these creative masterminds are hardly going to be snappy dressers...Einstein by his own admission didn't care what he wore
 
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What shirt?
 
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Holy crap. Didn't take long to veer off subject!
 
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Thats an aweful lot of stress to apply to an engine's structure, especially at those RPMs!
It will be interesting to see results of testing outside a dyno lab.

There, we're back on topic!
 
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Originally Posted by Queen and Country View Post
Check out the video below, a small company (Cosworth) making the most incredible engine on the planet right now.
Cosworth may be small, but not small in terms of what they've done in engineering both in Europe and USA marques. They are one of most heralded names an automaker can associate with.
 
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Had to watch the video again, and I'm left with the same impression, that thing sounds nasty!
Like a massive swarm of angry bees, not sure I'd wear a flowered shirt anywhere near it (or anywhere else, but that's going off topic again...).
So if you could actually find place to run it up to WOT before you ran out of road, you'd be forever deaf.
So what does it sound like at "just toodling around town RPMs"? One angry bee?
Think I'll stick to a nice V8 throbbing rumble.
 
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Had to watch the video again, and I'm left with the same impression, that thing sounds nasty!
Like a massive swarm of angry bees, not sure I'd wear a flowered shirt anywhere near it (or anywhere else, but that's going off topic again...).
So if you could actually find place to run it up to WOT before you ran out of road, you'd be forever deaf.
So what does it sound like at "just toodling around town RPMs"? One angry bee?
Think I'll stick to a nice V8 throbbing rumble.
The sound of these small piston type engines are great. I enjoy the Ferrari challenge races for the same reason. Sounds like angry mob of yellow jackets.
 
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Cosworth may be small, but not small in terms of what they've done in engineering both in Europe and USA marques. They are one of most heralded names an automaker can associate with.
Yes most in America dont know that after Ferrari, Cosworth has the most number of wins.

Then there is Adrian Newey, the other name behind this engine. Holy smokes!!. Has there ever been an engineer/aerodynamicist more accomplished and still making number1 hits today.
Jaguar almost had him, signed contract and all, Ford sabotaged it. It would have changed the history of Jaguar as we know it. He won every race since then.

They have a promo video- pretty cool.

 
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Yes most in America dont know that after Ferrari, Cosworth has the most number of wins.

Then there is Adrian Newey, the other name behind this engine. Holy smokes!!. Has there ever been an engineer/aerodynamicist more accomplished and still making number1 hits today.
Jaguar almost had him, signed contract and all, Ford sabotaged it. It would have changed the history of Jaguar as we know it. He won every race since then.

They have a promo video- pretty cool.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aq_rvuZBo2Y
Well, Red Bull was Jaguar 15+ years ago...
 
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