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Old 16th September 2009, 14:57   #1
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Default Cosworth comes to India! Sets up facility in Pune. EDIT: Now shut down

Costworth, the hardcore auto engineering company, has set up base in Pune! It also supplies components and consults with the performance after-market, auto OEMs & aerospace sectors.

- Performance part range includes block assemblies, cylinder heads, camshafts, crankshafts, fuel induction parts and pistons

- Was a Ford subsidiary for a short while

- Supplies parts to performance cars, including the Mitsu EVO & Subaru Impreza.

- Cosworth is set to return to F1 as an engine supplier in 2010. Supplies to WRC & world superbikes.

Lets see what they can do to the Indian motorsports, after-market & OEM scene. How about a Fiesta 1.6 Cosworth ed to start with

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The Cosworth group (Cosworth Group Holdings Ltd) is pleased to announce the launch of its newest operation, Cosworth India, based in Pune, Maharashtra.

Cosworth India is a wholly owned subsidiary of Cosworth Group Holdings Limited, and has been registered in accordance with Indian statutory requirements. As part of the Cosworth group’s ongoing expansion and development, the business is engaged in replicating its successful footprint across the globe. Pune is an ideal location for Cosworth within India, being both a technology hub that includes major OEMs, and an established academic centre.

The new facility will provide a local presence within the rapidly growing Indian marketplace that will enable Cosworth technologies to provide tailored solutions to challenges within the emerging performance aftermarket and motorsport industry, Indian OE automotive, aerospace engineering and energy generation sectors.

Cosworth India is headed by the Cosworth group’s Director of Indian Operations, Mr. Kayzad Kasad.

"I am very pleased that we have completed the various activities that are required to get Cosworth India up and running. There are some great immediate opportunities for the business to apply Cosworth’s array of performance technologies in the automotive, motorsport and performance aftermarket sectors.
I am confident that my team will provide cost effective performance solutions to Indian customers that showcase Cosworth’s unparalleled electronic and mechanical technologies.”
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WOW, this is great news!
Pete's will have competition soon, and how.

Finally, it seems like automobile performance is becoming more mainstream, and that is very very good news for enthusiasts.

Hopefully, manufacturers will follow suit and give us more performance oriented cars (read Fiat Punto Abarth )
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A Fiesta 1.6 Cosworth will burn tarmac quite well! This is good news.
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I hope they dont end up becoming another parts-exporter solely. It would be very interesting to see how they sell themselves for the performance market here. I am hoping that it goes well!
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A Fiesta 1.6 Cosworth will burn tarmac quite well! This is good news.
Yea, but what about chassis and suspension etc strenghtening to take that power?
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The Fiesta S comes with a Zetec spec suspension. I guess it can take around 30-40 bhp and about 20-30 Nm of torque.
What say guys?


EDIT: hope they dont overprice their parts like honda did with Mugen. Since manufacturing is here, it might be cheaper. Mumbai being in the same state, might get the pink of products. I wish they came up with Stage wise kits for fiesta.
I would just go out and buy stage 2 after the car has been run in!!!!!

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Will the kits be locally made or sourced from the U.K, I hope they price it within the reach of enthusiasts, rather than aim to sell a few dozen every month with fat margins. With the Fiesta 1.6 becoming a real VFM proposition a Cosworth makeover is just what the doctor ordered.

They have also teamed up with Kahn to do Performance/Bodykits for RRovers. Heres the link Kahn Cosworth - Range Rover Sport - Alloy Wheels Body Kit
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Thats fantastic news. The same Cosworth also spruced up the Mercedes 190 Evo in the late 80's.

WHat remains to be seen is what they are going to do with the facility in India. Its definitely going to ba a largely EO unit but if they can spice up the Fiesta, Wow oh boy that will be the car to get.
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Thats fantastic news. The same Cosworth also spruced up the Mercedes 190 Evo in the late 80's.

WHat remains to be seen is what they are going to do with the facility in India. Its definitely going to ba a largely EO unit but if they can spice up the Fiesta, Wow oh boy that will be the car to get.

Gogi, do i see a certain W201 from mumbai getting the cosworth treatment soon?
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Cosworth - Performance Parts

sadly only subaru, mitsu and nissan figure in the aftermarket performance drop down list. is anything amiss??
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It's good to see that more companies are looking up to set up their facility here. But, it's still a steeping stone and far away from being completely in mainstream. I suppose it's here to supply parts for Indian spec and may be at the same manufacture some parts here export to foreign counterparts.
Suspension tuning is just not dependent on types of modes one does or desires but also on driving pattern.
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Ooo boy. So it's official now. This's been coming since a year...!

Dunno if Cozzy would supply parts to the Indian aftermarket scene rightaway as their primary target is corporate clientele (OEM auto/aeromotives) as of now...

Would love to see an Indian set of wheels tuned to full Cozzy spec, with a Pectel unit tuned to the hinge. Gawd. Imagine a 7-lac rupee car with a 6 lac rupee ECU, 7 lac rupee engine, 4 lac rupee tranny, 4 lac rupee suspension & so on...!!! That's the Cozzy Fiesta for you...pure ecstasy.

Cozzy Escorts, anyone..?
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Excellent news!
Would be nice to see a Cosworth modified Mondeo, or even an Icon.

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They still have their Duratech crate engines - Expensive compared to the GM crate engines though.

ps. I wouldn't be surprised to see a Cosified Contessa zoom by in due time. Addy, here's your chance.
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Good News
But Cosworth performance parts should be used by responsible drivers.

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Ford Sierra RS Cosworth was the car that used to make me drool in my early years. An uncle initiated me to the magic of the word cosworth. That company setting up shop in India should be really nice, hopefully pricing of the solutions would be in reach. But then, most of the Euro spec Ford engines that received the coswroth treatment were initially designed with the posibility of the addition in mind, not sure how the existing Indian spec engines will take it. It might need too many components to be changed to really extract serious performance which will have an effect on the dough that you shell out for it.

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