Honda, Renault, and Mercedes Unveil Formula 1 Turbo V6 Engines

Honda 2015 Formula 1 Pic

As previously reported, Honda is returning to Formula 1 in 2015 by way of supplying a turbo V6 for McLaren after the team retires the Mercedes engine after next year. Two days ago, Honda released an audio clip of the new motor revving. It’s no V8, but this isn’t an Accord six cylinder either. The turbo-6 makes it into McLaren’s 2015 car, which will most likely be called the MP4-30 if current naming trends continue.

The video of the Honda engine is below, along with previews of the 2014 Mercedes and Renault engines.

2015 Honda Formula 1 Engine

2014 Renault Formula 1 Engine

2014 Mercedes Formula 1 Engine on the Mercedes Simulator


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Cameron Rogers is the founder and lead writer at Downshift Autos, the only automotive blog on the Internet*. Born in the back of an AMC Gremlin, Cameron vowed to never let this extraordinarily embarrassing detail define him, so help him God. He drives a GTI but absolutely will not shut up about it if somebody asks. He will not hesitate to let people know that no, they shouldn't get a Porsche 911 when a Morgan 3 Wheeler is so obviously the superior choice. He is obsessed with the seats of a Carrera GT and the steering wheel of a Fisker Karma. He once sat in the driver's seat of a Tesla Model S, his greatest accomplishment to date. He is just now realizing that writing an autobiography, however miniscule, in the third person is odd and unnerving. *As of this writing, Cameron has been informed that there are, in fact, many websites and blogs centered around cars and car culture. He regrets his grievous error.

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