Mercedes AMG Petronas 2014 V6 F1 engine sound in simulated Monza circuit lap (YouTube Video)
Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 team gives Formula One fans an insight into the future on their official commercial YouTube channel. Celebrating the team’s YouTube partner status for creation and broadcast of exclusive video content about the Silver Arrows team, here’s a 1st video on how the new 2014 1.6 litre turbocharged V6 Formula One Power Unit will sound on track.
The turbocharged V6 unit audio recording was created on a development engine at Mercedes AMG High Performance Powertrains (HPP) in Brixworth, UK. The simulated lap is of the Monza circuit. The effort was then synced to a lap of the circuit at the team’s Driver-in-the-Loop simulator at team HQ in Brackley, UK.
The vid gives us an insight of how the new Power Units will sound in 2014, with a max rev limit of 15,000 rpm and a single turbocharger spinning at speeds of up to 125,000 rpm. Exclusive content will be uploaded on the YouTube channel through the F1 season and off-season. 2014: A lap with the new Mercedes-Benz V6 is already reaching 5 million 500,000 views in a days time. The video comes with a specail note ‘Best enjoyed with the sound turned up LOUD and on headphones or speakers for the full effect! Laptop speakers may lead to pale imitations of a Formula One Power Unit.’