Mercedes V6 turbo engine sound unleashed; love it or loathe it?

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.

Mercedes V6 turbo F1 engine

Mercedes V6 turbo F1 engine

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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