Buy A Cosworth F1 Engine And Make A 20,000 RPM Coffee Table

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It will likely spill the coffee but who cares?

Gearheads get all hot around the color when you mention Cosworth. This plucky British engineering firm has built enormously successful F1 powertrains and engines for road cars. Its customers include Lotus, Jaguar, McLaren, Williams, and Gordon Murray Automotive.

The Cosworth V12 in the rear of the T.50 sounds glorious, revving all the way to 12,000 rpm. And let's not forget about all the fast Fords, Scoobys, and Mercs powered by the Cosworth, colloquially known as "Cozza" in the UK.

Its most recent product is the V12 in the Aston Martin Valkyrie, which costs $3.2 million. Becoming a part of the Cozza club seems nearly impossible, but we recently found a way to gain cheap entry.

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Collecting Cars is currently selling a Cosworth CA F1 Engine and headers, and at the time of writing, the bid stood at just $2,100. Depending on how your significant other feels about decoration, you can show this puppy off in several ways. We'd mount it on the wall just as guests enter the house. If you want to be more practical, we suppose you could turn it into a coffee table.

This particular F1 engine is a naturally aspirated 2.4-liter 90-degree V8. Cosworth produced this engine between 2005 to 2013 for Minardi, Red Bull, Toro Rosso, Williams, Lotus, and Marussia.

It has an aluminum alloy block and head, a 98mm cylinder bore, and a 39.8mm piston stroke. Multi-point electronic fuel injection was standard, and customers could choose between a Cosworth or McLaren ECU.

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It produced between 720 horsepower and 915 hp and between 220 lb-ft and 300 lb-ft of torque.

This unit is missing the intake, but you get a nice rolling stand. If your partner gets sick of having an engine in the main bedroom, you can simply wheel it down the hall to the living room. In case you were wondering, the engine is not operational, so you can't use it for an engine swap. If you were thinking it would fit nicely under the hood of you're '90s Honda Civic, think again.

This piece of automotive history is a steal at the current bid price. It was initially designed to conform with the 2006 FIA regulations for F1 racing. Not many people know this, but that engine era had the highest rev limits ever recorded for F1. They're nothing like the hybrid V6 power units used today. This Cosworth V8 could easily hit more than 20,000 rpm when operating at its peak.

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