|Video| Mercedes Benz V6 Turbo audio #F1

A few weeks ago, Renault released an audio clip of their 2014 V6 engine. Many of the people who I talked to said, that they weren’t a fan of the ‘tinny’ nature of the V6 engine note. That being said, seeing that these clips are being recorded in an engine lap, it’s hard to get a true sense of what they will sound like in the open.

Now Mercedes has released a clip of their ‘Power Unit’, running a simulated lap of the Monza Circuit while on the dyno. Running Monza is largely at full throttle, so this video gives a good sense of the audio of the engine and general idea of pick up.

What do you think about it? Are you looking forward to the new V6 Turbos? What has been your favorite engine format in Formula 1?

|Feature|- KL Powered V6 Miata: “Just a little bit different”

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So this weekend, I was picking up a speedometer cable for Kyoko from another local Miata-phile, David DeRegt. While I was there, I got a quick look at his V6 powered Mazda Miata. I grabbed a picture on Twitter, and my followers wanted to know more about it.

This car was originally built by another local autocrosser, Mark Snell, before it was picked up as David’s project.  When it was Mark’s car, it had been featured in the briefly-run ‘Forever MX-5’ magazine. See video below of Mark and the “KLata”

Now David is working on a “new” Street-Mod Miata project, and his “KLata” is now up for sale. A fun Miata fact-  My old Miata, Kasumi donated her hood and headlights cover for this car.  Check out David’s sale thread. Worth a look, as it has the stat sheet has more information.