Renault Showcases New Formula One Engine

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French automaker Renault has introduced their new Energy F1 engine which will be used in the 2014 Formula One season, when turbocharged V6 units will replace the current V8s.
Shown for the first time at the Paris Air Show, the new 1.6-liter V6 powerplant is equipped with direct injection, an exhaust-driven turbocharger and two motor generator units in order to comply with FIA's new Formula One regulations.

The engines combined maximum output is rated at 760 bhp, thanks to the 600 bhp delivered by the V6 and the 160 bhp developed by the two motors. More fuel efficient than the current RS27, the new mill is in the final stages of testing.

“From next year, one of greatest challenges in F1 will be to maximize energy efficiency and fuel economy while maintaining the power output and performance expected of F1 cars. Renault has pioneered this technology in its road car engine range with the Energy series. Naming the Power Unit Energy F1 creates an unbroken range, from the Clio through to our competition department,” said Jean-Michel Jalinier, president of Renault Sport F1

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