AUDIO: Sound comparison between new V6 and V8

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As Formula 1 enters the 2014 season, the front noses may be the original talking point from the car launches. It’s the obvious appendage but as time settles in, many astute blogger, journalists and pundits have started to take a closer look at the suspension, bodywork, and other details to see the difference between the 2013 cars and this year’s challengers.

Thanks to YouTube’s Jon Z, we now have a video in which to compare the 2013 engine note with the new V6 turbo engines for 2014.

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As we reflect on the element of F1 that is the visceral feel of the machines and internal combustion engines, I wanted to also admit that the V8 engine format we’ve enjoyed for the last several years were a replacement for the V10’s which were a replacement for the V12’s.   This video from Gitidi500 compares all four engine types using Honda engines:

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Former FIA president Max Mosley once suggested that F1 fans don’t really care that much about the sound of the engine…are you a fan who really isn’t that moved by the engine note? Does the V6 turbo sound great to you?

I’ll be honest, I don’t like it as much as I did the V8 which I didn’t like as much as the V10 which I didn’t like as much as the V12. So there you have my slide through disappointment with the engine sounds of F1.

I will admit that the V10 is a very close second to the V12—there is just something about that haunting howl of the V10 that was very unique. Tell us what you think in the comment section below.

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