Gillian wrote: ↑
Mon Aug 15, 2022 11:22 pm
just put ... a flat plane crank in a Mustang... Totally different sound just like that.
The Shelby GT350 has a flat plane crank (albeit with an unusual configuration and firing order), but like all Mustangs, it also comes standard with an unequal length header so it still sounds a little bit uneven. Fitting an equal length header, however, makes it a lot more like a Ferrari.
No turbo, more revs and current 6 cylinders would sound a lot better. But what's the point in that of course.
The stated goal for the 2026 regulations is 50% ICE power and 50% electric power, so removing the turbochargers from the 1.6L V6s would be the perfect way to reduce ICE output to around 500hp [1.6L/2.4L * 750hp ~ 500hp @ 18,000rpm]. The MGU-H is already confirmed as being abolished, so removing the turbocharger is not going to further remove any electrical harvesting.
F3 is still louder and more visceral than F1 (and F2) to this day... Most curious, but this one simple trick could restore the bark to the F1 tone.
They may actually use more fuel than the old turbo hybrid engines, but assuming it's carbon-neutral synthetic fuel then as PlatinumZealot originally surmises, "who cares!"
I'm guessing even with front axle harvesting, they are not going to be able to sustain 500hp electric during the Grand Prix (depending on battery size), so they would have a lower power output during the Grand Prix but have the full 1000hp during qualifying.