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2021 Global Automotive Consumer Study

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Tracking key changes in the automotive industry in EMEA countries

Deloitte recently surveyed more than 24,000 driving-age consumers in 23 countries to explore their opinions on emerging technologies.

Our 2021 Global Automotive Consumer Study - EMEA Countries examines the data and key findings, including:

> Electric vehicles (EVs) still have hurdles to clear

> People remain concerned about the security and safety of a connected vehicle

> The pandemic is delaying the demand for new vehicles

The future preference for buying vehicles in-person versus virtual is still to be determined, although a hybrid approach may be the next normal.

View The Study

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What you should know before selling your car

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Motoring

All-new Hyundai i20 is here with turbo-engine and ‘sensuous sportiness’

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Small Q, big coup: The Audi Q2 in new top form

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Rolls-Royce Coachbuild: A glorious legacy. A spectacular future

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Ford’s new F1 engine

By Graham Duxbury @TheRealDux

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On 4 June 1967, the most successful engine in Formula One history won on debut in the Dutch GP. The V8, 3-litre Ford Cosworth DFV (Double Four Valve), which powered the Lotus 49 of Jim Clark, pioneered four-valve-per-cylinder technology and was used as a stressed chassis member, allowing the car’s monocoque to terminate behind the driver’s shoulders.

Designed and developed by Cosworth Engineering and its founders Keith Duckworth and Mike Costin, the engine was funded by Ford to the tune of just £100,000 – a pittance by today’s standards.

The Cosworth DFV continued to be used in some shape or form up until the 1985 F1 season, powering 12 World F1 Drivers' and 10 Constructors' Championship victories. It took a total of 155 wins from 262 World Championship races during this period.

It was also instrumental in twice winning the Le Mans 24 Hours race and took an incredible 10 Indy 500 wins.

The DFV was also the engine for which the Formula 3000 series was created in 1985. The DFV and its variants continued racing in F3000 for a decade.
In South Africa, the Cosworth DFV was used by John Love to win the 1968 and ’69 drivers’ championships. It was also used by Dave Charlton between 1970 and ’75 to win his six SA titles.

The engine powered Love’s iconic Team Gunston Lotus 49, while Charlton’s victories came at the wheel of the Scuderia Scribante-entered Lotus 49, Lotus 72 and McLaren M23.

Photocredit: hotrodenginetech.com

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