Hear The Last Mercedes-Benz F1 V8 Engine Sing at 18,000 Rpm

Mercedes-Benz F1 V8 Engine on Stand. 1 photo
Photo: Mercedes-AMG/YouTube
A couple of weeks ago we were telling you about the last ever Formula 1 V8 engine to be signed off by Mercedes-AMG High Performance Powertrains.
The resulting video had everything that an old-school petrolhead would ever need to maybe even shed a tear. Everything but the actual sound of the naturally-aspirated V8 revving into oblivion. OK, “just” into about 18,000 rom, but you get the point.

Well, as it turns out, Mercedes-AMG decided to make us feel even worse via their official YouTube channel by uploading a video of the 2.4-liter V8 being stress-tested on an engine stand and the soundtrack will probably haunt us the entire 2014 Formula 1 season.

As you know, from 2014 we will be treated with the somewhat underwhelming sound of turbocharged V6 engines in Formula 1, courtesy of a new FIA ruling.

We get that everything was done in the spirit of technological progress and to save the ozone layer, the rain forests and so on, but you have to admit that the new engines are pretty much crap in terms of providing audio pleasure compared to what you can hear in the video bellow, which in turn sounds a little bit worse than the 20,000 rpm V10s from about a decade ago.

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Alex handled his first real steering wheel at the age of five (on a field) and started practicing "Scandinavian Flicks" at 14 (on non-public gravel roads). Following his time at the University of Journalism, he landed his first real job at the local franchise of Top Gear magazine a few years before Mircea (Panait). Not long after, Alex entered the New Media realm with the project.
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