Race ,Modern
MAY 08th 2024

Ethan Jupp

OPINION: I prefer the sound of F1’s current V6s to the V8s

When turbocharged 1.6-litre V6 hybrid engines appeared in Formula 1 in 2014, the backlash from fans was uproarious. Gone were the screaming V8s, in were these comparatively meek and mild turbo lumps that could barely do half the revs and that were complicated, expensive and heavy thanks to electrification. We’ve had a decade to reflect now and might I be so bold as to put forward an incredibly controversial opinion: I prefer the way these sound to the naturally-aspirated V8s they replaced.


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