Sunday, March 13, 2011

Next Formula One farce: 4 cylinder engines!

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The FIA's World Motor Sport Council has approved new regulations which will see the 2.4 litre V8s currently used by Formula One teams replaced by 4 (four!) cylinder 1.6 litre engines from 2013.

What I just won't understand is: WHY 4?!? A 3 cylinder would sound better than a 4 cylinder! Why don't they add 1 and make it an awsome 5 cylinder?

Listen to this and see the difference (Honda 1.6 4 banger vs. the legendary Audi 5 pot):


Same 5 cylinder engines in different bodies:


IMSA Audi (1989)


 


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