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Mercedes "close" to breaking 1000bhp barrier with F1 engine

Mercedes is close to to producing a Formula 1 engine that can deliver a power output of 1000bhp, according to its engine boss Andy Cowell. Mercedes has dominated the V6 turbo hybrid era, clinching four successive double world championships. Power unit development has been such that last year, Cowell said Mercedes had exceeded 900bhp and now says it is on course to break the 1000bhp barrier. "We're close," Cowell told Motorsport.com. "I'm sure that'll happen at some point." This year, its engine hit a landmark achievement on the dyno when it broke the 50 percent thermal efficiency barrier for the first time. The manufacturer's progress is thought to have made its M08 EQ...
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