Volvo V8 engine SCREAMS on the testbed! (video)
There’s been an awful lot of discussion amongst our community regarding the sights and sounds of the 2014 Formula 1 car, with the latter in particular polarizing fans. Whilst some love the sound of the turbocharged V6s whistling and burbling around the track, others mourn the loss of the high-rpm naturally aspirated scream – the sound of an engine finely crafted and tuned to ingest as much air as possible in it’s own time, rather than being forced to do so by a turbocharger.
Well, today is a good day for those who hold the pure sounds of a naturally aspirated V in high esteem – because Volvo’s latest entrant into the Australian V8 Supercar Series is as raw as can be.
There’s always been something a little bit special about Volvo touring cars, with the marque’s motorsport history being embedded into various forms of the pursuit on a global scale. If you need a quick refresher on Volvo’s racing heritage take a look here. Otherwise, fans of that throaty V8 roar can rejoice – forget the iTunes charts, the latest 650hp Volvo V8 Supercars lump is the best sounding thing you’ve heard all year.