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Discussion in 'F1' started by intrepidcva11, Apr 4, 2017.
What did all those great sounding engines rev at... not 12,000.
Actually when the 3.5L NA engines replaced the 1.5L turbo's in 1988 the engines were in the 11-12,000 rpm range. By 1990 they were up to circa 13,000rpm and we were giddy at these insane high revs. Those engines sounded absolutely amazing. Even by the mid 90's I think they were still in the mid teens (x1000). 12,000rpm can sound amazing when the energy is allowed to escape. With the MGU-H they are working at recovering as much of that exhaust heat energy as they can. In the process they sound like (insert favorite jibe here). IF you doubt that a V6 turbo engine can sound good at circa 12,000rpm (ish) go and listen to some clips of the greatest F1 car ever built, the 1988 MP4/4
I mean Ferrari's own 126 with it's turbo v6 sounds very nice also.
Maybe the MGU-H could be optional...like KERS was for a bit.
The Buck Rogers cars could have a spaceship graphic on the side...the cavemen would carry big clubs in the cockpit.
It sounds good, but I still like the F2004 sound and it's arguably the greatest F1 car ever built.
this video always gets me emotional.
Much Respect Honda.
Mugh optional I don't think anyone would hesitate in not take after all its a system that allows no lag so it's bound to be in every car.
I actually liked the V10's because they revved high, but they had a less "polite" sound than the super smooth V12's. But I'm weird like that.