Video: Mercedes AMG Petronas’ New F1 Motor

By John Beltz Snyder

August 02, 2013

Mercedes AMG Petronas has posted a video showing off the sound of the new engine for its 2104 Formula 1 race car. Here, we go for a virtual lap around Monza with the new 1.6-liter turbocharged V-6 motor on full song.
The comments are showing mixed reviews for the soundtrack, but internet commentary often skews toward the negative. We’d wager a lot more people are actually excited about the new performance technology, who simply aren’t keen on opening themselves up to a YouTube flame war.
Then there’s this tidbit, a response from Mercedes AMG Petronas to a person guessing a top speed of 250 kilometers per hour (155 mph? Really?) for the 2014 Formula 1 car:
mercedes amg petronas youtube comment
If you ask us, we can’t wait to see (and hear) what’s in store for us with next year’s F1 season.
Scroll down to sample the 2014 AMG Petronas Formula 1 engine for yourself. (Just like with our own Winding Road videos, we recommend a good set of headphones to get the true sound.)