VIDEO: Does Indycar V6 turbo sound better than F1’s?


As a simple point of interest, Indycar would do well to really capitalize on the open-wheel race fan market by showing what a V6 turbo engine sounds like in their series. With the discussion of Formula 1’s new sound, our poll shows that 70% do not like the sound at all while only 25% do. The remaining 5% don’t care either way.

With that in mind, I posted a comparison using a video by “krookzeh” that compares the 2013 F1 engine note at Australia with this year’s engine sound earlier today and I thought I would also post some 2014 Indycar testing that was uploaded to YouTube by users The Racer Channel and Lanky turtle.

The 2014 Indycar engine is a 2.2 liter V6 twin-turbo engine.

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Now for an F1 comparison in similar conditions:

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What do you think? Do you like the F1 sound of the Indycar sound? If it’s Indycar, then you are the exact person the series needs to be reaching out to. Are you listening Indycar? Now is your chance to capitalize on F1’s changes and get the series back at the forefront of open-wheel racing interest.

It will always be difficult for me to get these sounds out of my head as examples of what F1 did and should sound like. I fell in love with F1 back in the early 70’s watching the Ferrari and Matra V12’s and then the series went to V10 which were hauntingly epic.

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