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Is this the answer to louder sounding F1 cars?

By Faiming_low on 16 May 2014

Attached Image While we all know that this year's Formula One 1.6-litre V6 Turbo power units have been criticised for being too soft in terms of volume, some people prefer the quieter and more defined engine note.
Attached Image However, it seems that the FIA, F1's governing body, has decided that the cars need more noise. And Mercedes is possibly the first one with a solution - a flared 'megaphone' exhaust. Sadly, early reports indicate that the new exhaust does not make much of a difference to the volume of the engine.


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ER-3682 May 16 2014 07:24 AM

I still remember in the 90's,my friend's Yamaha TZR125,also put a so called "Trumpet' inside the exhausts to improve the sound & performance..

Watwheels May 16 2014 09:12 AM

F1 uses a straight through exhaust system. Unlike road cars which have catalytic converter and noise mufflers. The F1 exhaust is already at its loudest.

Tanyachua88 May 16 2014 11:59 AM

Bernie Ecclestone says he was "horrified" by the noise produced by the new Formula 1 engines, or to be more precise the lack of it. They don't, he says, "sound like racing cars".

Vhtfhwlego May 16 2014 03:09 PM
Might as well install a loudspeaker behind. 1 step forward, 3 steps back.
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