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Mercedes reveals sound of 2014 engine

ESPN Staff
August 2, 2013 « Russian GP misses FIA deadline for 2014 calendar | Grosjean expects a win in second half of 2013 »

Mercedes has released a video with a recording of the sound of its new 2014 turbo engine simulating a lap of Monza on a dyno.

Next year the F1 grid will be powered by 1.6-litre V6 turbo engines that rev to 15,000rpm and are supplemented by upgraded energy recovery systems. The shift will help develop new technologies but concerns have been raised about the sound of the new engine compared to the current V8s, which currently rev to 18,000rpm.

The video gives the first hint of how the next generation of engines will sound, but was recorded on an engine dyno and therefore offers a much flatter sound than the new powerplants will produce in reality.

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