McLaren F1 engine test

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+4 1. chefnaj commented 11 years ago

A very expensive car, and even devices to protect your ears!!! It sounds great ... by the way :p
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+82 2. Platonic commented 11 years ago

the one in the right. is he deaf???
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+27 3. lockandload commented 11 years ago

after 0:45 it sounds like an angry barking dog, cool engine tho :)
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+3 4. mabodo commented 11 years ago

wanna see a nascar engine do that >:)
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+8 5. favas commented 11 years ago

#2 hahahaha.probably
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+4 6. mmmendal commented 11 years ago

That was some stress testing!
Unbelievable how hot it got in the end.
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+4 7. IceIsIce commented 11 years ago

Marshmallows and a Stick
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+6 8. zamuraii commented 11 years ago

Throttle response = Insane!!
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0 9. Teqskater commented 11 years ago

omg it's so hot!
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+3 10. Ieatfaces commented 11 years ago

Whers the mario tune :P
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+3 11. Usdevildoggmc commented 11 years ago

The half bald dude on the left standing next to this inferno looked almost like he wanted to touch it :S I would be imagining the worst and keep my distance in case some kind of a bolt got loose and did a final destination on my face :|
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+10 12. Sizzlik (admin) commented 11 years ago

#2 he is not deaf..thanks to his engine-ears (pun..tihi)
Im not a bis car specialist..but arent the flames on the exhaust fail ignitions and the gas/air mix gets ignited by the exhaust not inside the engine? I heared that on a prosche race..each time they switched gears a fail ignition occured wich made a flame come out the exhaust with a POW..not sure..but they maybe got to recalibrate this engine
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+1 13. snotraddict commented 11 years ago

RPM's are so high it sounds like an compressed air tool.
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+1 14. prankphonecall commented 11 years ago

Forget about lavalamps or night lights, i want one of these in my room! Give it a blast on the throttle and watch it glow all night! :D
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0 15. Skeesicks commented 11 years ago

handy if you don't have a lighter to ignite your cigarette ;-)

Incredible if you think that they get about 1000hp out of 3000cm^3

http://www.kfz-tech.de/Engl/F1Motor.htm

But I dont think I don't want to know the consumption on 100 KM!
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0 16. captain_obvious commented 11 years ago

@12 it should be better attuned if the car is fully assembled.
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0 17. D-Pen commented 11 years ago

#12 I think this case the engine is revving really (~18k-20k rpms) fast that the camshafts are kinda almost always open at that point where some unburnt fuel just seeps out creating an "afterburn".
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0 18. Dauntless commented 11 years ago

And this is why a few years back so many f1 cars had engine failures sitting on the grid. the engine only gets sufficent cooling when moving at speed
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+1 19. sux2bu commented 11 years ago

#4 Here is how NASCAR engines are tested,and they go 500 miles at close to their highest RPM with no slow-downs for tight corners and speeds of over 200mph on the bigger tracks. It is a different type of racing entirely with close quarter action and 3-wide in the turns. Smell the race gas!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YWIKzpRocjQ
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+1 20. Namron7 commented 11 years ago

#2: He's Deaf as well as Daft >:)
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+1 21. c0mmanderKeen commented 11 years ago

Holy fuck. this car is a legend. thanks for sharing !
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+1 22. avolyte commented 11 years ago

I want one for my room...hihihi
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+8 23. BarraMacAnna commented 11 years ago

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+1 24. Sramos commented 11 years ago

WOW...I want this for sunday-night rides through my quiet little village :D Good night neighbours >:)
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+1 25. leonoidio commented 11 years ago

#3 it's a very loud dog!!!
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+1 26. TheRealTsL commented 11 years ago

#19 F1 is all about acceleration, Nascar is about top speed. The engines are not comparable in any way. The throttle response in a nascar engine is nowhere near this, while the f1 engine will explode when driven in a (very) long straight at high rpm.
Each is superior than the other in it's own way.
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+2 27. medicino commented 11 years ago

#19 you couldn't be more right, to each to its own.
#2 I think he has some sort of in-ear plugs, one could not stand that close without trying to tamper the sound it hurts too much, even if you're deaf. 8-)
and #12 I think you're right, but since this is a test of the engine they are probably doing some extreme stuff so to find out how far it can go, so maybe those flames you mentioned shouldn't happen during a race or at least not so often.
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+2 28. Unknown commented 11 years ago

Im too sexy for my ear protection....
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0 29. havix1 commented 8 years ago

#24 I was thinking the same.