Ford and Cosworth, two companies that have achieved great results in motorsport together, have now collaborated on a show car for the 2012 SEMA Show.
Based on the Ford Focus ST, the result of their work is called CS 330 and displays the engineering capabilities of Cosworth. Cosworth has managed to transform the base car to such an extent that it now develops 330 horsepower from its 2.0-liter direct-injected engine. Among the upgrades there’s engine control parameters, optimization of the exhaust and induction systems and improved thermal management.
“The CS 330 SEMA concept car is an opportunity we could not miss. The CS 330 project with M&J Enterprises and Ford Racing demonstrate our engineering strength at taking a production engine platform to a racing performance level,” said Nicole Armbrustmacher, director of marketing of Cosworth Americas.
The car also uses a tire pressure monitoring system, which proves that the main purpose of the development was to make not only a showcar but one fit for the street as well.
The car rides on Cosworth RS2000 19×8.5-inch rims from British aftermarket specialist Kahn that are shod in Pirelli PZero tyres (235/35 R19). The CS330 also uses Ford Racing performance parts, including coilover suspension and larger braking components to stop the powerful car in complete safety.
by Dan Mihalascu
) - Friday, November 2nd, 2012 - filed under Concept Cars
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