Vickers era 1980 - 1998


  • Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3-16 cylinder heads produced


  • The Duke of Kent opens the Wellingborough plant
  • Ford Sierra RS Cosworth engine produced


  • Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth engine produced


  • Keith Duckworth retires; Mike Costin becomes Chairman of Cosworth Engineering
  • Jackie Stewart opens the new Engineering Development Centre in Northampton


  • Sir Richard Lloyd, Chairman of Vickers, opens Product Development Centre, Worcester


  • Cosworth Engineering acquires Intelligent Controls, Novi, MI, USA
  • Secretary of State for Transport, the Rt Hon Sir George Young, opens the Emissions and Driveability Centre at Northampton
  • New high volumes foundry opened to produce V8 cylinder head castings for Jaguar and later V6 block castings for both Rover and Audi


  • Aston Martin V12 engine programme commences


  • Cosworth Engineering, Novi, MI, USA becomes the first engineering service supplier to be awarded the Ford Q1 Award
  • Cosworth Engineering, Manufacture and Casting units are acquired by Audi AG from Vickers trading as Cosworth Technology
  • Racing unit, trading as Cosworth Racing, sold to Ford Motor Co.