Ian Bamsey picks out some unmissable engine Dossiers This is the third buyers’ guide to our back issues, the others having been at the 50- and 60-issue milestones. When we published 60 I identified my favourite reports from all the issues up to that point; let me now assess the entire first century to highlight some ‘don’t miss’ engine Dossiers. Top of that list is our revealing, 27-page insight into the Cosworth CA, 2.4 litre V8 of 2006-13, the first Formula One engine to reach 20,000 rpm. It was still current when we examined it in RET 73, and before that we had dissected the rival Toyota V8 over two issues (49 and 54). From the previous 3.0 litre V10 era, extremely revealing was our profile of Mario Illien’s last Formula One engine, the Mercedes of 2005 (issue 13). Another fascinating V10 was EDL’s Judd that started off in Formula One and progressed into a Le Mans LM P1 powerplant (23). Then there was EDL’s recent (current generation) 2.2 litre IndyCar V6, which didn’t get the funding needed for development but provided a hugely informative insight into contemporary design (74). For further IndyCar insight don’t miss, in our very first issue, the Comptech Chevrolet Indy V8 that won pole in 2003. For NASCAR knowledge look to issue 11 for a profile of the contemporary Cup Chevrolet, as prepared by Hendrick, and to issue 27 for the R07 that replaced it. There was further insight into the Plate version, as prepared by ECR, in issue 39 and a more recent, EFI version from Automotive Specialists in issue 90. The rival Ford FR9, as fielded by Roush Yates Engines (RYE), was investigated in issue 37. RYE developed the Ford V6 twin-turbo LM P2 engine, as revealed in 64. Don’t miss also the recent Le Mans-winning GT version of that engine, as co-developed by RYE and Ford, detailed in 99. Other GT engines of particular note include the Corvette, the development of which we have traced from issue 08 through 21, 40, 76, 82 and 97. We have also offered a lot of information on the Aston Martin V12 and V8 GT engines, including the V12 that was developed into an LM P1 unit (25 and 88). The Aston Martin I6 turbo LM P1 unit was a fascinating study (62). For LM P2 ‘gen’ don’t miss the Nissan V8 that has swept all before it in recent years (65). Earlier there was the Porsche V8 taken apart in port injected guise (33) and direct injected configuration (34). Don’t miss also our Chevrolet WTCC profile (96) or our Ford WRC profile (59). For drag race engine insight, essential reading are the Ford Boss 500 Funny Car V8 in 29, the Elite Chevrolet Pro Stock in 89 and the Vance & Hines Harley Pro Stock motorcycle in 84. Another ‘don’t miss’ motorcycle engine Dossier is the Aprilia World Superbike V4 (86). Then there was the Puma nitro bike engine (42, 58) for which we exclusively revealed its actual on-track power output using advanced torque sensing (73). The same approach was subsequently used with DSR to reveal for the first time ever the genuine horsepower of a Top Fuel engine (90). But all of this is just scratching the surface of the unmissable content over no fewer than 100 issues. If you haven’t read them all you are missing out! Race Engine Technology 90