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'Renault tested V6 turbo engine in World Series car'

  • Published on 03 Dec 2013 09:38
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  • By: Rob Veenstra
Hot on the heels of reports Ferrari may have track tested its turbo V6 engine, it emerges that Renault might also have done the same. A video on the internet depicting an unidentified Ferrari road car obviously running a turbocharged engine sparked rumours the Italian marque had found a loophole to give its all-new 2014 'power unit' an early track debut.

And now Italy's Omnicorse reports that Renault, having powered Red Bull to the last four world championships of the normally-aspirated V8 era, may also have been testing its new turbo engine recently. The report said that because the regulations prohibit track testing with a F1 car, the rumoured 'secret' Renault test took place at Magny Cours and featured a single seater chassis from the Formula Renault 3.5 series. (GMM)

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