Make no mistake about it: the European economy is in the toilet. And the ramifications for the continent's automotive industry are far-reaching. Just look to the recent bankruptcies declared by De Tomaso, Gumpert
, Melkus, Artega and Lola. Now it seems that Cosworth is in trouble, too. Cosworth primarily makes racing engines, currently powering the HRT and Marussia F1 teams, having previously provided engines to Red Bull, Williams, Benetton, McLaren
and countless more in Formula One and other racing series.