Ferrari has got little closer to revealing its engine for the 2014 F1 Season by talking about it in this new official video. The engine has been christened as the 059/3 and as per the rules for upcoming season, is a 1.6-liter V6 unit. The engine comes attached to an energy recovery system and should be sufficiently efficient to let Ferrari adhere to the 100-liter fuel limit for each race.
Thanks to the requirement of both power and fuel efficiency, all F1 engines for next season will be turbocharged units. It will be the first time since 1988 that turbocharging will be allowed. The rev limiters for the engines have been set at 15,000 rpm and every engine will have to clock at least 4,000 kilometers before being replaced. In this video, Ferrari tells us about the all that went into the new engine design.
Akin to the 2014 F1 engines from Mercedes AMG and Renault, Ferrari’s 059/3 would have a max power of around 600bhp, with an additional 161bhp coming from the electric drive system.
“As a result of the 2014 regulations, we no longer talk of engines, but of power units,” said Ferrari’s engine and electronics development boss, Luca Marmorinit. “It’s a very complex project and we have been working on it for the past two years.”, he added.