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F1 2017: Ferrari's new engine could exceed 750kW

2017-01-03 12:22

NEW ENGINE: Ferrari hopes its improved power unit will aid its charge for glory in 2017. Image: AP / Jens Meyer

Italy - Ferrari will crack the 1000hp (750kW) barrier with its 2017 engine, according to a report in Italy's La Gazzetta dello Sport.

Breaking barriers

The sports newspaper also speculated that the Maranello team's new machine, codenamed 668 and set to be launched on February 24, will have a narrow nose and new gearbox.

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As for power, the correspondent wrote: "Among other things, the increased fuel allowance will (mean the engine can) achieve and exceed 750kW, which was already approached last season with peaks of 725-730kW."

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