How to buy a classic motorcycle in SA?

'There are a few things you need to consider,’ writes bike guru Dries Van der Walt.

Top family cars in SA

Wheels24's Janine Van der Post has gone from a 'SpeedQueen' to a supermom. Check out her list of top family cars.

Mercedes V6 produces '580hp' - Lauda

2014-03-06 10:44

TAKING AN EARLY LEAD: Team Mercedes enjoys an early lead during testing ahead of the upcoming first race of the 2014 season in March – the Australian GP. Image: AFP

BERLIN, Germany - Niki Lauda has revealed that Mercedes' new turbo V6 engine produces "about 580" horsepower - the equivalent of about 435kW.

It is a rare admission in the highly-secretive world of Formula 1 but field-leading Mercedes' F1 chairman wasn't giving the whole game away.


Asked to put a number on the team's early-season superiority, Lauda told Austrian Servus TV: "The fuel engine is about 580 horse power. Then there is the electrical side."

He didn't elaborate on that...

It's known that the energy-recovery or 'ERS' side of the 'power unit' adds 120kW to the equation but Lauda's figures made Helmut Marko, team advisor to struggling F1 champions Red Bull, grin.

Marko said: "Interesting data, I would be happy if I had 580hp."

Read more on:    red bull  |  mercedes  |  helmut marko  |  niki lauda  |  germany  |  motorsport  |  racing  |  f1

Inside Wheels24

F1: Kvyat returns to Toro Rosso

Scuderia Toro Rosso has announced that Russian driver Daniil Kvyat will return to the team for the 2017 season.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.