Cosworth and Subaru to join together for a 1.6L boxer turbo???

Posted: July 9, 2010 by Yukes in Cosworth Subaru 1.6L, Rumors, Subaru Models
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The rumor mill has been in full swing for this. Now many of you may be confused on why Subaru will be going down in size by almost a full liter and that reason may be of WRC and WTCC. Both extremely large racing series around the world has given Subaru almost a reason to keep their high horsepower turbo applications.

The series limit the displacement of the motors which is why Subaru is looking to Cosworth as a means of bringing enough competitive horsepower and torque into play. Many people groan at the 1.6 liter but don’t forget that many of these manufacturers have been able to churn out huge amounts of power so I wouldn’t doubt that there will be a buffet of power upgrades IF this happens.

Current speculations put this 1.6  Liter motor at around 250hp or even more power but again, this is just speculations. Also, we’re unclear if this motor will be going into the current STi model or this may possibly go towards the “Toyarabu” which is the next generation “86” by Toyota. The second option sounds much more plausible due to the compact nature of the vehicle. Either way, it’s exciting to see Cosworth getting more into the OEM applications.


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