Wednesday, 22 June 2011

V6 Turbo Engines From 2014

A compromise has been reached over the introduction of green engines. Originally planned were 1.6 litre 4 cylinder turbo engines to be introduced in 2013. With only Renault still in favour of the original plan the compromise is to introduce 1.6 litre V6 turbo engines and at a year later than originally planned for a swap over.

Below are the engine specs for 2014.
  • 1.6-litre, six-cylinder turbos with energy recovery and fuel restrictions to replace current 2.4-litre normally aspirated V8s.
  • Fuel efficiency to increase by 35%.
  • Maximum revs of 12,000rpm.
  • Power of energy-recovery systems to double.
  • Overall power to remain at approx 750bhp.
  • Checks and balances to ensure costs are contained and performance across all engines remains comparable.
  • Plan for advanced 'compound' turbos to be introduced in subsequent years.   

The engine changes were agreed at a meeting of the F1 Commission on Wednesday. The new rules must now be approved by the the FIA on Monday which is expected to be a formality.

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