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#1 IFRLIceman

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Posted 13 November 2010 - 19:18

Formula 1 racing engine specialist Cosworth to develop Alfa Romeo
Published by Jordy Stuivenberg November 13, 2010 7:03 p.m.

INDIANAPOLIS - Following Chevrolet Alfa Romeo is planning to return from 2012 as an engine supplier in the IndyCar Series. FIAT, the owner of Alfa Romeo would be possible if an agreement was concluded with a familiar partner for engine development.

According to Racing Italia FIAT, engine specialists Cosworth, currently best known for the Formula 1 engines, attracting an Alfa Romeo engine development for 2012. Then the new IndyCar Regulations in force.

In the 80s of last century, Alfa Romeo tried even to get a foothold in the United States. It was not a great success. In 1991, the plug was also pulled from the project.

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Edited by IFRLIceman, 13 November 2010 - 19:26.


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#2 Anomnader

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Posted 13 November 2010 - 19:22

Eh?

FIAT specialist Cosworth Engines what are they onabout?

I presume its a bad translation and means Alfa are commissioning Cosworth to design and/or build engines for them?

I'm surprised they can't get some retooled Ferrari engines.

#3 IFRLIceman

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Posted 13 November 2010 - 19:25

Eh?

FIAT specialist Cosworth Engines what are they onabout?

I presume its a bad translation and means Alfa are commissioning Cosworth to design and/or build engines for them?

I'm surprised they can't get some retooled Ferrari engines.

Alfa badged Cossie's.

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Posted 13 November 2010 - 19:26

Why Cosworth and not rebadged Ferrari engines, is it cheaper to outsource rather go with a sister company?

All good for Cosworth though, will keep them alive and profitable.

Edited by Anomnader, 13 November 2010 - 19:27.


#5 IFRLIceman

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Posted 13 November 2010 - 19:29

It's cheaper to badge the engines than it is to build and badge engines. Why Cosworth? I don't know, but it's a cheap option, and Cosworth will be there anyway with or without branding haha.

#6 tohru222

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Posted 13 November 2010 - 19:33

What can't Alfa Romeo make their own engines!?!?

#7 Risil

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Posted 13 November 2010 - 23:59

What can't Alfa Romeo make their own engines!?!?


Didn't exactly work out for them last time they tried it in Indycar...

#8 pingu666

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Posted 14 November 2010 - 01:03

the rules call for a proper racing engine i think, so teaming up with a established builder makes sense

and bloody hell is randy a salesman :o

#9 engel

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Posted 14 November 2010 - 01:15

Didn't exactly work out for them last time they tried it in Indycar...


Wasn't that just a rebadge job on the Ferrari indycar engine (that never raced)?

#10 Lennat

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Posted 14 November 2010 - 01:48

A Ferrari designed engine would have made more sense to me. But I would like to see Alfa in Indycar regardless.

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Posted 14 November 2010 - 02:08

A cossie with an Alfa badge, just badge engineering really isn't it.

Boooring. Though it'd be fun if Alfa made the box and they all had to double clutch second gear.

#12 Xpat

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Posted 14 November 2010 - 10:27

Maybe Fiat would like to sell some Alfa Romeo's in the US?