Tag Archives: McLaren

Sounds Like the Future

18 Oct

Next year the V6 Turbos will be on the grid in Formula 1, and it’s a move that had many fans concerned. If you’ve never been to an F1 race, it’s hard to grasp how important the audible component is to the series. Sure, the cars sound amazing as the V8’s wail away at ungodly rpms when you watch it on tv. But in person, you feel the sound. They pop, snort, and sing, and your brain craves in every measure of it.

Honda has now released sound clips of their new V6 Turbo. They will be supplying these to McLaren (perhaps others?) a year after the changeover. While you don’t get the physical sensation from the video, the sound itself is the sweetest V6 I’ve ever heard.

Courtesy of NBCSports

Here is a clip of the 2014 Mercedes V6 Turbo F1 engine:

And lastly, the 2014 Renault power plant:

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History Lesson

7 Aug

On this day in ’88, Hungary: Ayrton Senna & Alain Prost took McLaren’s 10th 1-2 finish. A truly awe-inspiring season.

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Precious Cargo…

5 Jul

I just got these photos from one of my good buddies who works at one of our local airports of some vehicles en route to their owners in the U.S. Hopefully one day I can expect a special delivery like this

McLaren F1

McLaren F1

McLaren F1

Ferrari 458 Italia