Mercedes V6 turbo produces 580hp reveals Lauda 5 March, 2014 Niki Lauda has revealed that the new Mercedes V6 turbo power unit produces about 580 horse power.
It is a rare admission in the highly-secretive world of Formula 1, but field-leading Mercedes' Formula 1 chairman wasn't giving the whole game away.
Asked to put a number on the German marque's early-season superiority, Lauda told Austrian Servus TV: 'The fuel engine is about 580 horse power.'
'Then there is the electrical side,' he added, without elaborating.
It is known that the energy-recovery or ‘ERS' side of the ‘power unit' adds 160 horse power to the equation, but Lauda's figures just made fellow Austrian Helmut...
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