Renault has introduced their new Energy F1 engine at the Paris Air Show. It produces a combined maximum output of roughly 760 bhp (566 kW).
Renault has introduced their new Energy F1 engine at the Paris Air Show.
Designed to comply with Formula One's new regulations, the 1.6-liter V6 engine is equipped with direct injection, an exhaust-driven turbocharger and two motor generator units (MGUs).
The MGU-K is connected to the engine's crankshaft and is capable of producing 160 bhp (120 kW) or generating electricity under braking. The MGU-H, on the other hand, is connected to the turbocharger and generates electricity as well as controls the turbocharger's speed.
Since the turbocharged 1.6-liter V6 produces approximately 600 bhp (447 kW), the engine's combined maximum output is roughly 760 bhp (566 kW). It is also more fuel efficient than the previous RS27 engine as the cars will only be permitted to use 100 kg (220 lbs) of fuel for each race.
The engine is in the final stages of testing and Renault expects to install them into F1 cars early next year in preparations for the first race in March.