How the 2014 Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Engine Sounds

As any self-regarding Formula One fan knows, the 2014 season will bring the biggest change in Grand Prix regulations in the last decade. All teams will use turbocharged V6s instead of the current normally aspirated V8s.
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Even though the power units are pretty far, technology wise, that the V6 in your mother's beige Camry, a crushing majority of fans were disappointed by the FIA decision, fearing that the sounds heard during an F1 race will bore people to death.

In order to somehow reassure its fans in this aspect, the Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 team uploaded a video with how their new engine will sound on the Silver Arrows' YouTube channel, also marking their new status as a YouTube partner for the creation and broadcast of exclusive videos about the German team.

The audio recording of the 15,000 rpm turbocharged V6 is that of a development engine made by Mercedes AMG High Performance Powertrains (HPP) in Brixworth, UK.

The sound was synced to a lap of the Monza circuit taken with the team's Driver-in-the-Loop simulator from the headquarters in Brackley, UK. We'll leave our comments about the quality of both the audio and the graphics aside, since we're more interested in your opinion about these subjects.

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About the author: Alex Oagana
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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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