Re: holy crapoli, that's an engine! (Just Riding Along)
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by Just Riding Along »</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Check this out, engine-ious. Watch for the fuel to get dumped in. You've got to work down to the bottom right edge of the file to get it to play, but it's worth it.
I've been to the F1 race a few times in Indy. My favorite part is the warmup lap (or whatever they call it). Right in front of our seats most of the cars take turns doing burnouts up against the rev limiter. 10 cylinders at 20k RPM is a pretty sweet sound!
Seems like this clip is making it's 'round through alot of forums! That video is of the former Arrow's-team "signing-off" in '02 (?) from F1 for good. Sort of like a going away present to their fans, the team opened up their garage doors & hoisted the car onto jack stand for some 'musical muscle'.
Modern F1 engines idle around 6000RPMs & rev just past 19K (not 20). They also rely heavily on the massive air-scoops on the cars for cooling, as you can see how quickly the exhaust turned red-white hot.
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by Ace »</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">
Modern F1 engines idle around 6000RPMs & rev just past 19K (not 20).</TD></TR></TABLE>
I know that nobody is hitting 20K RPM this year, but I believe the BMW motor did rev to 20K two years ago in qualifying trim. And I'm pretty sure I couldn't tell the difference between 18K and 20K when they were hitting the rev limiter. They sound sweet sweet sweet either way!
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