Ferrari Caught On Video Testing 2014 F1 V6 Engine In LaFerrari Mule?

Trevor Collett | Dec 5, 2013

An ‘odd-sounding’ Ferrari LaFerrari test mule has been filmed lapping the Italian carmaker’s famous Fiorano test circuit this week.

Distinct ‘whistling’ sounds can be heard during the video, particularly towards the end when the test driver opens up the throttle.

This would suggest the LaFerrari’s usual 6.3 litre naturally-aspirated V12-hybrid power plant producing a combined 708kW and 900Nm isn’t fitted to the test mule.

With the 2014 Formula 1 season now firmly in the sights of all F1 teams, it’s entirely possible that next year’s Ferrari F1 engine is on-board.

For 2014, all Formula 1 engines will be turbocharged V6 units with ‘energy recovery’ systems, not greater than 1.6 litres in capacity.

This is something of a ‘back-to-the-future’ policy, with the original (and slightly smaller) 1.5 litre V6 turbocharged F1 engines banned for the start of the 1989 season.

The outgoing 2.4 litre naturally-aspirated V8 engines have been powering F1 cars since 2006.

Filed under: f1, Racing, video, Ferrari, testing, News, report, Fiorano, motorsport, ferrari laferrari, trevor collett

Leave a comment:

Required
Required
Enter comment here.
  • CP says,
    8 months ago
    1 like
    That's one bizarre sound! Weird crackling under low revs. Doesn't sound like he was quite giving it the full berries.
    • Kermit says,
      8 months ago
      Sounds and looks like around 20% throttle at the most. Maybe just running in.
  • BH says,
    8 months ago
    wood
  • charles says,
    8 months ago
    1 like
    Sounds awesome,like a winner ,at least I am hoping so.
    • CAZZO says,
      8 months ago
      1 like
      Sounds awesome,like a winner ,at least I am hoping so.


      Too true!!

      Wonder if it "pulls like a Dino"

      Roll on 2014

Get the Latest

advertisement