AGS JH27 Cosworth
Active: 08-09-1991 - 29-09-1991
Team: Automobiles Gonfaronaise Sportive
Designer: Christian Vanderpleyn, Mario Tolentino
Driver: Gabriele Tarquini (17), Olivier Grouillard (17), Fabrizio Barbazza (18)
After the team was sold to Italian businessmen, there was more breathing room for development. One of them, Patrizio Cantu had connections in F3000 and convinced Christian Vanderpleyn to leave Crypton Engineering and rejoin the team who he worked for until 1988. Vanderpleyn began with the design of the car in May 1991 after rejecting Costa's plans for the JH26.
The car was first available for Gabriele Tarquini at the Italian GP, round 12 of the 1991 season. It was also at the Portuguese GP and then again at the GP of Spain where Tarquini had been replaced by Grouillard as the Italian moved to Fondmetal Corse, the team where earlier Grouillard was sacked. In none of the 3 events were any of the drivers able to get qualified for the race. As the car proved not to be a success, the team's owners pulled the plug and stopped competing in F1 with AGS.
Designation: Cosworth DFR V8
Displacement: 3494 cc
Bore/stroke: 90 - 68.7 mm
Power: 456 Kw / 620 Hp @ 11250 rpm
Weight: approx. 190 kg