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Who Is Cosworth?

Cosworth is a world leader in the automotive realm with a prestigious reputation built on over six decades of excellence and innovation. Cosworth supplies electronics and powertrain products, as well as engineering services to high-performance vehicle manufacturers, motorsport teams, and auto enthusiasts all around the globe. 

Since its inception, Cosworth has developed an in-depth knowledge of engines, electronics, and a range of high-performance technologies. This know-how has been drawn upon to supply some of the most successful motorsport teams and automakers in history with top-grade products. Cosworth’s unprecedented success has fueled customer demand globally from diverse market sectors designing and developing technologies and components for aerospace, automotive, defense, and sport applications. 

A Brief History of Cosworth

Cosworth is a British automotive engineering company that was founded in London in 1958. Mike Costin and Kevin Duckworth formed the company to “make a living messing around with racing engines.” Cosworth launched their first engine for Formula Junior just a year after their initial launch, claiming their first victory only a year later.

Over the last 60 years, the brand has been specializing in high-performance internal combustion engines, powertrain, and electronics for automobile racing (motorsport) and mainstream automotive industries. Cosworth has enjoyed a long and well-respected career in Formula One, which began back in 1963. Cosworth’s 176 wins make it the second most successful engine manufacturers in Formula One, after Ferrari.

Why Choose Cosworth?

Cosworth pistons are one of the best pistons you can put in your engine when building a high-performance race engine.  Cosworth engine components are world-famous for their racing heritage and reliability. By utilizing the same design methods used in their Formula One pistons, Cosworth has created a piston built to handle extreme abuse and conditions. Forged from high-grade aluminum, these pistons include anti-scuff skirt coatings, super-strong pins and polished tops with anti-detonation bands producing a lower level of friction, unrivaled strength and impeccable sealing abilities.

The piston is one of the most important components within a vehicle’s engine. Using the latest advanced technologies, the highest level of quality materials, and settling for nothing less than perfection, Cosworth has created a piston that exceeds the demands of high-performance racing engines. With full traceability from the raw material stage to a finished product, every Cosworth piston is produced to the highest quality and then laser etched for ease of identification. Cosworth rigorously adheres to ISO9001 and AS9100 quality standards and operates a fully audited supply chain. The brand also offers NDT and CMM inspections in-house.

Find Cosworth Parts at Vivid Racing

Vivid Racing carries a wide range of Cosworth products for several different makes, models, and applications. Our inventory of Cosworth quality parts includes air filters, bearings, brake pads, camshafts, connecting rods, pistons, intakes, timing belts, and much more! If you have any questions regarding the items above, please do not hesitate to contact our expert sales team at (480) 966-3040.