I really like turbo cars but this engine sounds plain disappointing. There is no aggression to it at all :/
1) Smaller displacement. Even at the same RPM as a modern... I mean, current F1 engine, it can't be moving as much air through it.
2) Smaller/limited energy input - again, it *can't* be as loud on this basis alone.
3) If it's even more efficient than moder.. I mean, today's F1 engines, even if everything else was 1:1 it would have to be softer.
4) With a smaller RPM operating range, it *can't* have as great of a pitch swing, and in turn - less "emotional expression".
5) With a much lower redline, it *can't* sound more exotic than "other race car engines" that rev to similar rpms.
6) With a single exhaust, it *can't* have as complex harmonic overtones as a dual exhaust.
7) With the turbo in the way, it *can't* be as impressive - and with the turbo taking energy out of the exhaust, it *can't* be as loud.
This makes no sense. The future is electric, let's either have silent but 1,000 hp ultra-torquey cars, or have real, I/C engines that represent the power of the concept - V10's, 3 liters, ENTERTAINING sound.
I'm sure *some* will say "it doesn't matter", "it sounds the same"... whatever, I don't care, I can hear the difference, and yes, I *do* want to be astounded by a car from a mile away. Otherwise - why not stay at home? For that matter, turn the sound off completely?
/ oh wait, that's right, a lot of people *are* staying at home, and the voice over is SO FRAKKING LOUD the cars sound impotent in the background, so no wonder people don't cite the sound as a Big Deal... oh well, YMMV.