Overnight Toro Rosso have become the second Formula 1 team to release audio of their 2014 V6 Turbo engine. Mercedes being the first to demonstrate the sound of the new engines being adopted by the teams this year.
The Mercedes W05’s sound was much harsher than expected, yet those who continue to pine over the ‘glory days’ of the V10’s, let alone the just passed V8 era, the new Mercedes V6 Turbo will still be lacking the grunt they so desire.
The W05’s sound does sound ‘sweeter’ compared to the engines used more then a decade ago, yet it is without doubt, still a Formula 1 race car we can hear.
However, now that Mercedes have showed their hand, it was no surprise that at least one of the two remaining engine suppliers would show their’s as well.
The Renault powered Toro Rosso STR9, expels a more traditional and distinctive grumble from its exhaust. So much so that its sound differs only slightly to the V6 Turbo charged engines used in the 80’s.
If greater numbers also begin to make this comparison than Renault may have produced an engine that will be liked, or possibly in time to come, even loved.
Ferrari will now be the last engine maker to reveal the sound of their 2014 V6 Turbo contender.
To listen to the audio of the Toro Rosso STR9, please click on the link below: