Many Formula 1 fans are unhappy with the sound of the sport’s 1.6-liter turbocharged V6 engines, but a teaser video sent out today by Ferrari which features the sound of its new F1 car starting up might be a sign of good things to come.
The video unfortunately doesn’t reveal what Ferrari’s heavily revised F1 car, codenamed 667, will look like. Instead, we see a few short clips of Ferrari engineers working on the car followed by a start-up of the car with the screen blurred out.
The positive news here is that Ferrari’s 2016 F1 car sounds more burly and deeper than the SF15-T of 2015. This was possible thanks to new regulations which mandate teams must run some additional plumbing from the turbocharger’s waste gate.
However as Motorsport points out, this video may be slightly misleading as it was filmed indoors, amplifying the noise of the exhaust note. To get a real effect of how Ferrari’s new F1 machine will sound, we’ll have to wait until the season kicks off on March 20th. For now, the video below will have to suffice, Ferrari fans.