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23rd June 2013, 12:35 AM

The sport of Formula One will see many new rules being introduced for the 2014 season, including a change to 1.6-litre V6 engines. Renault has just revealed its iteration of the 1.6-litre turbo V6 engine formula.

2014 Renault F1 1.6 V6 engine

Featuring technology such as direct injection and a pair of motor generator units, the V6 itself produces 447kW, while the electric motors add 120kW. This provides an overall output of 566kW – a very impressive figure for a 1.6 hybrid.

The two electric motors, or MGUs as they’re called, work in slightly different ways. One of them, the MGU-K, is matched to the petrol engine’s crankshaft providing power boosts or recharging capabilities, depending if the driver is on or off the brake.

Meanwhile the other motor, the MGU-H, is matched up to the turbocharger and either recharges electricity or assists in building up boost pressure.

Although torque figures haven’t been released, this kind of setup would provide instant throttle response, perhaps even more instant than the current V8s.

Renault is still testing the engine and getting the perfect setup. All will be complete by March next year, in time for the first round of the Formula One season.

Vid/pics in link.

23rd June 2013, 12:38 PM
Well it had to come...its the cycle.
1.5l back in '83 from memory and what an era it was but then banned come '89ish.

23rd June 2013, 08:27 PM
This provides an overall output of 566kW – a very impressive figure for a 1.6 hybrid.

that is a very impressive little number for the capacity. i'd imagine the velocity of some of the parts like pistons etc would be mind boggling, esp at 15000rpm.

even the sound is ok but not a patch on the v8's and nothing like the v10's and v12's of yesteryear. i'm sure like most things though, we will get used to it and in time accept it as normal.

25th June 2013, 08:56 AM
It gives the sport the chance to once again assist with development thats more relevant to today and the furure.

26th June 2013, 03:05 PM