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F1: Image of the new P.U.R.E. V-6 turbo engine

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The turbocharged engines will make a return in Formula 1 as of 2014 with the introduction of a new engine format.

From 2014, the Formula 1 engine will be 1.6-litre, turbocharged V-6s with direct fuel injection that will make use of the KERS technology.

P.U.R.E engine supplier has supplied us with an computer-generated image of their new V-6 turbo motor.

PURE F1 engine V6 turbo
Image: P.U.R.E. Corporation

As of 1st June 2012, P.U.R.E's technical department, led by Gilles Simon is based out of the former Toyota Motorsport GmbH (TMG) F1 facility in Cologne, Germany.

TMG was chosen in part because of their capability to test hybrid or e-motor systems, with single-component and full powertrain test benches dedicated to hybrid development.

Additionally, their extremely accurate single-cylinder dynamometre is designed for minute analysis of single cylinders from high-performance engines or complete small capacity engines of around 100PS. With no neighbouring cylinders, there is less outside influence on results while a greater variety of tests can be carried out.