Honda releases audio sample of 2015 engine noise

2015 F1 season

Honda has given a foretaste of what its V6 turbo engine will sound like when it makes its Formula One comeback with McLaren in 2015.

The Japanese engine manufacturer has released a sample audio clip of its engine being revved.

Honda will base its European racing operations at Milton Keynes and begin work there in June next year.

Honda Motor Europe president Manabu Nishimae said: “It?s exciting to hear the cry of our new born Formula One engine for the first time.”

“Our engineers are working hard to develop the engine and we are all looking forward to the start of the 2015 season.”

Mercedes earlier gave a preview of the sound of their engine built to the new-for-2014 rules.

2015 F1 season

Browse all 2015 F1 season articles

Advert | Go Ad-free


65 comments on Honda releases audio sample of 2015 engine noise

  1. Monosodico (@monosodico) said on 18th October 2013, 17:17

    nobody seems to care about that they ALREADY fired the engine on? For how long have been Honda working on this engine?.

    • Dizzy said on 18th October 2013, 17:56

      Honda have a V6 Turbo in Indycar so maybe they have simply used that angine as a base.

      Alternatively they could have been working on this since the regulations were announced, They were after all in the initial meetings that helped shape the new engine rules.

  2. Wow, that came fast from Honda, I thought their engine development had not started yet… But its strange that Ferrari have yet to reveal a glimpse or audio of theirs

  3. serbi said on 18th October 2013, 17:52

    Im going to be honest and say…this engine sounds like a 4hp chainsaw :|, and yes i am a mclaren fan…

  4. As if the vacuum cleaner was not enough, Honda now dreams to power blenders too. And why Milton Keynes, why not Woking?

    • Strontium (@strontium) said on 18th October 2013, 18:23

      They are trying to steal ideas from Red Bull and feed them into McLaren!

    • That is quite easy to answer – for a start, Honda already own the facility in Milton Keynes (it was their base of operations when they worked with Jordan, although it was mothballed when they switched their operations to Brackley), so it would be a lot cheaper to reuse an old facility rather than building a new one from scratch.

      Asides from that, there is the advantage that Milton Keynes is in closer proximity to the production and research centres of most of the major component suppliers in F1 than Woking, which is another major attraction.

      Mahle Powertrain, who offer their expertise in high precision engine components (Mercedes, Cosworth, BMW, Renault and Ferrari all used, or continue to use, pistons manufactured by Mahle) is one such example – they have a major R&D and manufacturing centre about 20 miles away in Northampton.
      There are other important component suppliers who are based close to Milton Keynes – Bosch, for example, are based in St Neots (about 40 miles away), NGK (who supply spark plugs and related electrical components) are based in Hemel Hempstead (also about 40 miles away) and so forth. From a logistical point of view, picking Milton Keynes makes a lot of sense in terms of the compromise between being close to their suppliers and to McLaren’s headquarters (about 65 miles away from Milton Keynes), so it’s not surprising that they have chosen to work from there.

  5. Calum (@calum) said on 18th October 2013, 19:37

    A hoover?
    A blender?

    Some F1 fans must have some crazy over-powered household appliances!

  6. kpcart said on 18th October 2013, 19:44

    This new engine formula will sound great, for a preview watch indycar! I am all for new engine formulas, the sound is irrelevent when you are absorbed watching a race. F1 is constantly changing- car shapes, engine sound, but the people that complain most are the ones that have only watched f1 for a few years, so the changes feel more dramatic, but that is how f1 is, it changes very often. There are people who say that a screaming v10 is what an f1 car should sound like, but how many years was v10 used out of the history of f1? 15% of the years? and v12 even much less,maybe 5% by 10% of teams. any.form of engine, twin, triple, i4, v4,v6, i6, v8, v10, v12,v16 and turbo variations can sound great at highly tuned states

  7. Maksutov (@maksutov) said on 18th October 2013, 22:41

    Wait for it, F1 car approaching!


  8. Lane (@mrlaner110) said on 19th October 2013, 0:20

    I am a bit concerned by this engine note… sounds like a palm sander.

  9. David not Coulthard (@) said on 19th October 2013, 1:01

    Milton Keynes?

    Red Bull Acura Racing-Honda?

  10. Screw the haters, this video will give anybody goosebump who grew up watching F1 in the late 80’s… if you close your eyes and listen it harkens back to the days of senna’s amazing onboards…

  11. Adam Gonda (@adames2x) said on 19th October 2013, 8:08

    OMG that’s awful!

  12. akshat21 said on 19th October 2013, 13:09

    Sound a little like the auto rickshaw I take in India.

  13. soda87 (@soda87) said on 19th October 2013, 14:49

    OMG! I am not really exciting with that F1 engine’s sound…so sad!

Add your comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

All comments must abide by the comment policy. Comments may be moderated.
Want to post off-topic? Head to the forum.
See the FAQ for more information.

Skip to toolbar