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Okay, I know it's not Supra related, but this is just SO COOL

The Ford Cosworth DFV V8 engine was a V8 engine of 3L capacity designed to power the Lotus Ford Formula 1 race cars of the 1960s.

Anthony Colin Bruce Chapman, owner of Lotus Components Limited who built racing cars, talked Ford into bankrolling the work of Cosworth Engineering.
Cosworth was working on a new Formula 1 engine that ultimately became the winningest Formula 1 motor ever.

The Cosworth DFV (Double Four Valve) debuted at the 1967 Dutch Grand Prix, winning the race in the back of a Lotus 49 driven by one of the greatest racing drivers ever, Jim Clark. It went on to win 167 Formula 1 races over 20 years.

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Lotus 49 driven by Jim Clark at Zandvoort in 1967. When formula 1 cars were their most beautiful looking, unadorned by wings.

The DFV was not the most powerful, but was light compared to the other engines of the period, typically V12s.

Derivatives of the DFV, such as the DFX went on to dominate in Indy car racing, winning the Indianapolis 500 every year from 1978 to 1987.


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Well, now you can buy one for yourself: sort of.

EngineBuilder 1:3 Scale Cosworth DFV Engine

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Not absolutely accurate, but pretty close.
The builder used a belt drive system for the cams rather than the original gear drive.

Gearheads are totally, gloriously insane.
Bring on the madness.

Dale
 

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Or how about a Ford lawnmower?
There are Honda lawn mowers out there
 
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