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 |  Dec 13 2010, 12:35 PM

Formula 1 will revert back to its craziest era in 2013, when it adopts a 1.6L 4-cylinder turbo engine for its series. The last time the turbo 4-banger was offered, it made in excess of 1,300 horsepower, but the new rules will be focused more on efficiency rather than outright power.

With a maximum redline of 12,000 rpm and an onboard KERS mild hybrid system, the new cars will also have to make engines and gearboxes last longer, as their allotted replacements are reduced after 2013.

[Source: Autocar]