Mercedes V6 turbo engine sound unleashed; love it or loathe it?
2 August, 2013
Instructions: Best enjoyed with the sound turned up LOUD and on headphones or speakers for the full effect! Laptop speakers may lead to pale imitations of a Formula One Power Unit…
Mercedes AMG Petronas has given Formula 1 fans around the globe a unique insight into the future on its official YouTube channel.
To mark the team’s new status as a Commercial YouTube partner for the creation and broadcast of exclusive video content about the Silver Arrows team, Mercedes has offered fans a first taste of what the new 2014 power units will sound like out on track.
The audio recording of the turbocharged V6 unit was conducted using a development engine at Mercedes AMG High Performance Powertrains (HPP) in Brixworth, UK.
This simulated lap of the Monza circuit – the definitive test of any F1 powerplant – was then synced to a lap of the circuit at the team’s Driver-in-the-Loop simulator at team HQ in Brackley, UK.
The result is the most accurate impression so far of the sound of the new power units for 2014, with a maximum rev limit of 15 000 rpm and a single turbocharger spinning at speeds of up to 125 000 rpm. (Mercedes AMG F1)
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