This unit is a supercharged 1.6 liter with double boost and 313 hp impact from one liter. The creation of this engine British began when there was an assumption that Formula 1 racing models will switch to four-cylinder engines. This never happened as Formula 1 management settled on V6 instead.
Andy Ball, the engineer at Cosworth, told the PistonHeads magazine, that the engine compartment of the Jaguar C-X75 is “still alive” and the Company is interested in manufacturing a series of road cars equipped with it. This means that the work on the project continues. Let us remind you that Cosworth together with several partners, has created a \"heart\" of the Jaguar hybrid supercar. It will, however, not go into the series, but serve as a platform to test and refine a number of promising things. In this case we are talking about the line of petrol \"four\" with a 1.6 liter turbo engine and supercharger drive, which develops 502 \"horses\" at 10 000 r / min.
The hybrid Jaguar C-X75 two-door is a surprising mix of technologies. It has a dynamics of a supercar, and the average carbon dioxide emissions of just 89 g / km. It can drive for 60 km of road in pure electric mode and active aerodynamic elements create a down force of more than 200 kg at the speed of 322 km / h.
Ball refused to clarify whether he has in mind the Jaguar Company or any other manufacturer, but added: “We are developing this engine. Even its road version may have the power density that will be comparable with the Formula 1 car level of boost - 300 hp per liter.” He also added that careful work on the design can count on the durability of the engine, befitting a standard passenger car. \"We are very good at summing engines to the limit, and we know very well where that limit is.\"
Cosworth’s current client, Marussia team, will change engine supplier in 2014 season. That may result in Cosworth becoming the new engine supplier, that’s why its engineers are so eager to release new engine as soon as possible. Its downsizing and high forsing speed already distinguish this engine from the rest presented on the market.