A departure from Cosworth's previous strategy of selling individual components, its decision to engineer and manufacture complete packages "guarantees reliability while supporting its business objective of becoming an approved upgrade partner for global car manufacturers."
Cosworth's power package options for the FA20 engine platform of the 86 and the BRZ bumps up the standard output of the powerplant from 200hp to 325hp and to as much as 380hp for the racetrack. According to Cosworth, each upgrade stage builds on and makes use of the components in the previous stage, "making this approach unique in the aftermarket," and gives customers an affordable way to upgrade their vehicles.
For now, Cosworth is offering its Stage 1 power package, which increases the FA20's power output to 230hp. Included in the package are the following:
* Cosworth premium quality, free-flow sports exhaust manufactured in partnership with Nameless Performance, a company that specializes in vehicle exhaust components;
* 'Power by Cosworth' calibration kit and calibration file designed by Cosworth using the latest technology to maximize the peak performance of the stage components working together;
* Exclusive Cosworth vehicle badge and uniquely numbered Cosworth authentication plaque; and
* Cosworth performance filtration solution and low-temperature thermostat that supposedly work together with the exhaust and calibration system "to deliver the predictable and consistent performance customers expect from Cosworth."
"Cosworth has significantly altered its approach to performance aftermarket," said Cosworth Group chief executive Hal Reisiger. "We are now able to supply completely validated solutions--as an entire system--to guarantee reliability and performance. This is a huge step change and one that will enable Cosworth to become the performance upgrade partner of choice for car manufacturers, as well as tuning professionals and enthusiasts around the world."
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