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Video Proof That Current F1 Cars Sound Like Crap Compared To Good Old Days of F1. Turn Up The Volume.
Six, Eight, Ten and Twelve Cylinder F1 Cars Sound.
We know we weren't the first to complain about the new crop of horrible sounding F1 cars introduced in 2014. The sound has been described as "inverted blow drier sound engine note". In isolation you may argue that the current F1 cars don't sound all that bad, but when you compare them to the older F1 cars you quickly come to realize the shortfall.
The reality is that the older F1 cars are spectacular to watch and they sounded amazing, which was a key part of the F1 experience. To see what we mean check out the two videos below. The first features a wide assortment of F1 Ferraris featuring engines raging in cylinder number from six to twelve, with or without a turbocharger. It shows you a glimpse of the best sounds of these screaming engines, turn up the volume!
The second video below is another F1 engine sound comparison, but this time of Honda engines over the year. The video covers V12-V10-V8 and V6 F1 engines. It is a tribute to the evolution of Formula 1 engines: from 1992 (V12) to 2015 (V6) looking also at 2004 (V10) and 2007 (V8), with a special mention.
Check out this great video of the new 991-generation Porsche 911 GT3 against the Aston Martin V12 Vantage S, the fastest ever Aston.
The new 911 GT3 is simply one of the best sports cars money can buy. With its breadth of abilities, it’s more accessible than ever, yet it still offers the track-inspired technology and driver engagement it’s famous for. Few cars, at any price, can match its performance and handling.
Since its launch in 1999, the Porsche 911 GT3 has been the benchmark against which every other track-focused car has been rated. There are more powerful, more expensive 911s, but the GT3 represents the sports car at its purest and most intense. In fact, all four generations of GT3 arguably rank alongside 1973’s legendary 2.7 RS in the annals of greatest 911s.
As for the Aston Martin, this is the company at its best. They are producing cars that driving enthusiasts can really get excited about. We love its engine, its handling and its styling but can’t help being frustrated by the gearbox. To illustrate just how good the rest of the car is, though, you’ll find yourself forgiving the V12 S its quirks as soon as you find a twisty piece of tarmac.
We’ve already declared the Aston Martin V12 Vantage S the best Aston in the line-up off the back of a drive on the twisty, sun-soaked tarmac of Palm Springs but its big test will be this first drive in the UK.
Right about now you can start to put your order in for the new McLaren 650S. Thank goodness the nice Chris Harris has been given one to test so you know what you're going to get. As you would expect from any Chris Harris video review, there is plenty of smoke and sideways action.
The first section of this video, while a little slow is really worth watching. McLaren actually takes you through all the differences between the 650S and the standard 12C. There reall is some rather interesting technical information about the car and the new technologies that have been incorporated into the 650S.
The 3.8 litre McLaren V8 gets a 25 hp boost and an extra 80 Nm of torque for a total output of 650 PS and 678 Nm of torque. From 0-100 km/h now takes just 3.0 seconds and 0-200 km/h (125 mph) only 8.4 seconds. It will hit a top speed of 333 km/h (207 mph) and a set of carbon ceramic brakes provide the extra stopping power.
If you are a fan of McLaren, don't forget to check out our McLaren section, McLaren P1 and McLaren F1 reviews.
The SLS AMG Coupé Black Series accelerates from zero to 60mph in 3.6 seconds and has a top speed of 315 km/h. The AMG 6.3-liter V8 engine has 631 hp makes the SLS AMG Coupé Black Series the most powerful AMG car to date. Taking away some 150 pounds of weight from the regular SLS AMG Coupe, also give the SLS Black the best power/weight ratio of any AMG to date. Add to the numbers the general view by most pundits that this is one of the best cars AMG has ever made and you have have something very special.
What do you test this thing against on a track? Is there anything as crazy, extreme or just plain nuts? Yep, how about a 997 Porsche GT2 RS, which was the most hardcore offering from Porsche in recent years.
With that, lets allow Jethro from EVO magazine take over, testing one of the 2013 EVO car of the year stars, the SLS Black against a tough competitor the GT2 RS. Who will win?
2015 Porsche 911 Turbo S Review: Video Game Fast - XCAR
For those Porsche fans who missed out on the Porsche 918 Spyder or need something slightly more civilized for day to day commuting, you should check out the Porsche 911 Turbo S. It is Porsche's top of the range daily driver and the new 2015 model in true 911 Turbo S style, takes things to the extreme.
Make no mistakes about it, this is a mind-bogglingly fast car and more than any person could ever truly need. In the old days the Turbo was always an unweidly beast. The 911 Turbo celebrates its 40th birthday this year, so it's only natural that Stuttgart made a new one. In recent iterations (think 997 and 996 versions) have become relatively civilized performance cars, really leaving the GT3 to take up the hardcore Porsche duties.
So is this new the 2015 Porsche 911 Turbo S a lunatic and proud of it or a subdued super-cruiser?
XCAR has taken the time to review the Turbo S and they're view is that it is still a little nuts. Sure, the looks are still rather restrained compared to the older cars, but there's plenty to differentiate it from the everyday 991s. And, yes, then there's the comical speed of the thing, which in S form is 560 horses.