Cosworth, Ford, Audi, and Mahle

Cruising the web, I googled ‘Cosworth’. On the first page, ‘Mahle Powertrain’ popped up. I clicked it and looked under history and there is a fairly detailed time line on Cosworth’s history. For those of you who don’t know, Cosworth Engineering was the company that Mike Costin and Keith Duckworth started back in 1958. There were many parties who bought and sold Cosworth throughout the years, but Audi purchased the entire Cosworth company back in 1998 and sold Cosworth Racing to Ford. The engineering, castings, and manufacturing units continued operating as Cosworth Technologies. In 2005 Cosworth Technologies was purchased by Mahle Powertrain. The division that we all know and love for the Subaru, Mitsu, and Nissan parts is Cosworth Racing. It is also where I report for duty everyday.

If you have some spare time, and you probably do if you’re reading this, check these links out:

1929-1979

1980-1999

2000+

If you have lived in the forest for the last 30 years, have no idea why a Subaru long block costs $17,000 from Cosworth, or are just too young to know, then you should read this book: Cosworth: The Search for Power. I read this book cover to cover when I first started working for Cosworth. If you are a genuine car nut then you’ll enjoy the read about Cosworth’s illustrious history. If you’re not a genuine car nut, then go back to reading Performance Auto Sound or HCI magazine.

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