wuzak wrote: F1NAC wrote:
The team’s car is based on the E23 it raced last year as Lotus, but with Renault power instead of Mercedes. “The RS16 is an evolution of our previous cars,” explained designer Nick Chester, “particularly our 2015 car, but incorporating the Renault power unit.” Renault said the power unit produces around 875bhp.
I assume that is all up with 160hp from the crankshaft.
So around 715hp from the combustion engine. And they are 60-70hp down on Mercedes and Ferrari, according to some!
need to give them ( ferrari, mercedes) a nobel price, as for french bashers (nobel of clown) , if they get around 800hp from ICE with in tank 100kg/h fuel, at best 45Mj/kg, it needs 45% energy efficiency . or realisticly with actual fuel 43Mj/kg 47%, wooahh , its a milestone in 21th century modern science