How would you like an actual Cosworth Formula 1 engine part on your desk or shelf? Well, we have a very limited number of genuine Cosworth Formula 1 water outlet elbows available to purchase. These parts were used on the ear-splitting Cosworth CA engine in 2010.
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).
CA2010 LH Water Outlet Elbow
This left hand water outlet elbow was secured to the front of the left hand cylinder head to transfer coolant out of the engine. The elbow received the coolant from the water jacket in the left hand head, along with coolant from the right hand water outlet elbow via an adjoining transfer pipe. It then flowed this coolant into the cooling circuit of the chassis, where it would be pushed through the coolant heat exchanger (radiator) housed in the left hand sidepod before being fed back into the engine’s water pump.
This actual elbow has a very interesting history, as it was a development part designed & manufactured by Williams for running on the first CA2010 engines that ran prior to the 2010 season. As such, it is an extremely rare engine component!
- Length = 102 mm
- Weight = 102 g
- Material = anodised high strength aluminium alloy