Honestly - any factual person would say V6 DOES NOT sound as good.
No. You are making a qualitative assessment based on your interpretation of how an F1 car "should" sound. There is no fact there at all.
Personally I love the way a certain high powered straight 6 turbo sounds on full chat, the way it just sucks up like a jet engine and ####s off into the distance. Much prefer that to the motorbikes we have at the moment.
The best sounding car on the grid is the safety car.
The 80s turbos sounded awesome and judging by the figures being banded about by the engine manufacturers already (900bhp!) and that will be a conservative estimate of their first "draft" of the power unit. You can see the difference it makes by how early the car is shifting up on the sample Monza lap.
They have so much more power that most of the people that have watched the video think the gearbox is broken rather than just early upshifts...
The biggest thing I would like to hear in f1 is variety between different engines / cars rather than every single one sounding the same.
Edited by Mrluke, 06 August 2013 - 15:47.