How would you like an actual Cosworth Formula 1 gudgeon pin to display in your home or office? We have for sale one of the actual gudgeon pins that was fitted to the Cosworth CA2010 engines, raced between 2010 and 2013.
Cosworth CA Engine
The final Formula 1 engine from Cosworth, codenamed the CA, took all of the knowledge gained from decades of competition in F1 and turned this know-how into probably one of the best Cosworth engines ever. The CA was introduced in 2006 with Williams, and saw Cosworth return to the production of V8 normally aspirated engines that began with the DFV back in 1967. Capable of 20,000 rpm, the CA became the new benchmark for F1 powerplants.
After a brief sabbatical, Cosworth returned to the grid in 2010 with an updated version of the CA. By now the rules had dropped the maximum speed to 18,000 rpm. Nevertheless, the CA2010 engine was still able to produce in excess of 775 bhp. Consequently, the CA2010 was the ideal choice for both Williams and for the three new teams in F1 (Virgin Racing, Lotus Racing and Hispania Racing).
The CA2010 engine was raced for four seasons, bowing out at the end of 2013.
You can watch a short video we put together of a Cosworth CA2010 engine being pushed through its paces on Cosworth’s transient dyno at speeds of up to 18,500 rpm – just click here.
Cosworth Formula 1 Gudgeon Pin
The gudgeon pin is all that is stopping the piston from escaping from the engine. It also has to transmit the combustion loads from the piston to the connecting rod. In the Cosworth CA2010 engine, these loads are immense, with the piston moving up and down the bore at up to 300 times per second.
These pins are manufactured from a unique high strength steel alloy that is ground to incredibly tight tolerances. It is then DLC coated, creating an extremely hard surface that is also very smooth.
- Length = 41 mm
- Weight = 66 g
- Material = High strength steel alloy