- OT – Best sounding engine?
There’s a Rolls Royce Merlin engine you can see at the Donington Race Museum. Pretty amazing what’s in there, amongst the many F1 cars. Also been here:
and it was closed, but Mr Morbidelli saw us snooping, and after a bit of uncertainty, realised we were into our bikes, and showed us round. Even rang his wife to say he’d be late. There’s about 5 rows, and that’s about half the length of one. Every one mounted on a mirror, so you can see underneath. Rossi’s dad raced for him too. 🙂Posted 9 years agomboySubscriber
SteveTheBarbarian – Member
Been to many MotoGP, and strangely, the best noise I’ve ever heard from their engines was just before a corner at Assen on overun. They sound sweet on full chat, but on overun was better. Used to love the 500’s too.
Oooh yeah, the absolute best one was the Aprilia RS3 cube on the overrun… Flames spitting out of the unsilenced exhaust! Mad mad mad bike that was, amazing engine though!Posted 9 years agodawsonSubscriber
ski – its supposed to be a Ferrari but the theory is that that engine noise was put on afterwards – some of the gear changes come in the wrong place IIRC.
That Lotus that they had on a Top Gear a while back made a nice noise (Lotus ’74?)
Also, agree with old Ford Escort on t’cam
Have seen Sauber Mercedes at donnington and they made a good noise too
modern F1 cars can sound awesome at the right time- a single f1 car on a deserted hanger straight, that’ll make the hairs stand up on the back of my neck!Posted 9 years ago
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