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(Super Sport)   "It sounds more like a jet, a fighter jet. Or like the Podracer in Star Wars"   (supersport.com) divider line 20
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2014-03-21 11:13:59 AM  
From what I've seen, the FE cars sound is... different? Yeah, they're loud. And they sound evil. It's just not that internal combustion we're used to.
 
2014-03-21 11:17:49 AM  
Here's an example of an 850hp electric race car. The lack of noise will take some getting used to.
 
2014-03-21 11:28:01 AM  

carnifex2005: Here's an example of an 850hp electric race car. The lack of noise will take some getting used to.


Cool video. Thanks for posting it.
 
2014-03-21 11:30:38 AM  

carnifex2005: Here's an example of an 850hp electric race car. The lack of noise will take some getting used to.


That's a trip. Reminds me of the prototype Toyota took to Le Mans with a hybrid. Dead quiet leaving the pits then a huge explosion of sound as the more standard engine fired up. One of the support races for MotoGP a couple years ago was an e-bike race. Totally surreal. Like I said above, it doesn't look like FE will have this problem. "Scream" is a pretty apt descriptor.
 
2014-03-21 11:41:58 AM  
Last October, four-time F1 world champion Sebastian Vettel was critical of Formula E, saying "it's not the future" partly because of its expected lack of noise.

Amen to THAT. If my ear drums aren't bleeding, then it ain't racing!

Morons.
 
2014-03-21 12:06:23 PM  
In other racing news, Indycar will be giving double points for 500 mile races.

DeltaWing is skipping Long Beach.

Some amazing cars have been listed for the Monterey Motorsports reunion.
 
2014-03-21 12:31:58 PM  

crotchgrabber: carnifex2005: Here's an example of an 850hp electric race car. The lack of noise will take some getting used to.

One of the support races for MotoGP a couple years ago was an e-bike race. Totally surreal. Like I said above, it doesn't look like FE will have this problem. "Scream" is a pretty apt descriptor.


I have a couple friends that race in the e-bike series here in the States.  And I got to kick around with Michael Czysz of MotoCzysz fame and watch his e-bike run in a practice session with regular supersport spec AMA bikes.

It was surreal to watch the MotoCzysz bike walk all over pro-built GSXR-1000's on the front straight while all you could hear was a high pitch whine and drivechain noise.

Pretty damn sexy looking as well..

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2014-03-21 12:39:15 PM  
I don't watch F1, but from the video someone posted the other day, I can understand why the engine noise is such a draw... Let's just say that I couldn't stand up from behind my desk for awhile...

That said, TFA can't seem to decide if these are electric cars or hybrids, which is it? Also, I don't think it mentions if any of this sound is generated by the engines themselves, or is it just a soundtrack being played along?
 
2014-03-21 02:29:13 PM  

Mikey1969: I don't watch F1, but from the video someone posted the other day, I can understand why the engine noise is such a draw... Let's just say that I couldn't stand up from behind my desk for awhile...

That said, TFA can't seem to decide if these are electric cars or hybrids, which is it? Also, I don't think it mentions if any of this sound is generated by the engines themselves, or is it just a soundtrack being played along?


The article is talking about two series. Formula E and F1.

FE is a new all electric series. The motors have a strange, very loud scream.

F1 has had some complaints about the 2014 engine note. Not as loud, mean, aggressive sounding as in years past.
 
2014-03-21 02:32:45 PM  

Mikey1969: I don't watch F1, but from the video someone posted the other day, I can understand why the engine noise is such a draw... Let's just say that I couldn't stand up from behind my desk for awhile...

That said, TFA can't seem to decide if these are electric cars or hybrids, which is it? Also, I don't think it mentions if any of this sound is generated by the engines themselves, or is it just a soundtrack being played along?


The electric motor only has one moving part, so it wasn't the motor. The transmission might make some noise. Yes, it's basically a soundtrack being played. A simple computer system could monitor the rpms that the motor is generating and could make some sounds that coincides with lower and higher rpms.
 
2014-03-21 02:35:35 PM  

crotchgrabber: Mikey1969: I don't watch F1, but from the video someone posted the other day, I can understand why the engine noise is such a draw... Let's just say that I couldn't stand up from behind my desk for awhile...

That said, TFA can't seem to decide if these are electric cars or hybrids, which is it? Also, I don't think it mentions if any of this sound is generated by the engines themselves, or is it just a soundtrack being played along?

The article is talking about two series. Formula E and F1.

FE is a new all electric series. The motors have a strange, very loud scream.

F1 has had some complaints about the 2014 engine note. Not as loud, mean, aggressive sounding as in years past.


Thanks, I was getting confused. So do the F1 races REALLY produce that much pollution? Seems like those systems would be engineered to get every possible bit of energy out of the fuel, and might burn cleaner, but I don't know.

I'll have to look up a video of the FE engines to hear that, I guess if the car is really moving, you'd expect to her SOMETHING from it. As long as it's not just an audio track playing through an amp. That would be stupid as hell.
 
2014-03-21 02:44:38 PM  

Lando Lincoln: Mikey1969: I don't watch F1, but from the video someone posted the other day, I can understand why the engine noise is such a draw... Let's just say that I couldn't stand up from behind my desk for awhile...

That said, TFA can't seem to decide if these are electric cars or hybrids, which is it? Also, I don't think it mentions if any of this sound is generated by the engines themselves, or is it just a soundtrack being played along?

The electric motor only has one moving part, so it wasn't the motor. The transmission might make some noise. Yes, it's basically a soundtrack being played. A simple computer system could monitor the rpms that the motor is generating and could make some sounds that coincides with lower and higher rpms.


I looked up a video of one of the cars being demo'ed in Vegas, and it sounded EXACTLY like a remote control car. Not really a cool racing sound, unless I'm driving my remote control car. But, hey, I don't go watch the races(Although it would be fun), so I guess I can't get pissed or anything.
 
kab
2014-03-21 02:45:57 PM  
Racing is a spectacle.  People hawking these engine noises as a positive thing are glossing over basic premise that as a fan, racing needs to be as breathtaking to hear as it is to see, otherwise there's little reason to go watch in person.

Volume isn't all there is to it, though it does play a big role.
 
2014-03-21 03:24:01 PM  

Lando Lincoln: Mikey1969: I don't watch F1, but from the video someone posted the other day, I can understand why the engine noise is such a draw... Let's just say that I couldn't stand up from behind my desk for awhile...

That said, TFA can't seem to decide if these are electric cars or hybrids, which is it? Also, I don't think it mentions if any of this sound is generated by the engines themselves, or is it just a soundtrack being played along?

The electric motor only has one moving part, so it wasn't the motor. The transmission might make some noise. Yes, it's basically a soundtrack being played. A simple computer system could monitor the rpms that the motor is generating and could make some sounds that coincides with lower and higher rpms.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GnjWGHdSZoU

Note they are wearing hearing protection.
 
2014-03-21 04:16:25 PM  

moike: Lando Lincoln: Mikey1969: I don't watch F1, but from the video someone posted the other day, I can understand why the engine noise is such a draw... Let's just say that I couldn't stand up from behind my desk for awhile...

That said, TFA can't seem to decide if these are electric cars or hybrids, which is it? Also, I don't think it mentions if any of this sound is generated by the engines themselves, or is it just a soundtrack being played along?

The electric motor only has one moving part, so it wasn't the motor. The transmission might make some noise. Yes, it's basically a soundtrack being played. A simple computer system could monitor the rpms that the motor is generating and could make some sounds that coincides with lower and higher rpms.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GnjWGHdSZoU

Note they are wearing hearing protection.


Sure, but that noise is coming from the rollers that the rear tire is spinning, and the tire making contact with the rollers, and the chain drive and the gearbox. The motor is probably very quiet.
 
2014-03-21 05:18:42 PM  
Regardless of the sound, I'm looking forward to FE. It looks to be an interesting series and a lot of fun. I'm planning on catching the race in LA. And I really hope they expand to road courses after the initial season of street courses.
 
2014-03-21 05:43:15 PM  

Lando Lincoln: moike: Lando Lincoln: Mikey1969: I don't watch F1, but from the video someone posted the other day, I can understand why the engine noise is such a draw... Let's just say that I couldn't stand up from behind my desk for awhile...

That said, TFA can't seem to decide if these are electric cars or hybrids, which is it? Also, I don't think it mentions if any of this sound is generated by the engines themselves, or is it just a soundtrack being played along?

The electric motor only has one moving part, so it wasn't the motor. The transmission might make some noise. Yes, it's basically a soundtrack being played. A simple computer system could monitor the rpms that the motor is generating and could make some sounds that coincides with lower and higher rpms.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GnjWGHdSZoU

Note they are wearing hearing protection.

Sure, but that noise is coming from the rollers that the rear tire is spinning, and the tire making contact with the rollers, and the chain drive and the gearbox. The motor is probably very quiet.


(sigh)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h8P5PprLy9w

The motor makes noise, a good deal of noise actually.  And what gearbox?  It has no gearbox, it's direct drive.  Every electric motorcycle I've seen to date (about a dozen different brands) are direct drive.  Why would an electric motor need a gearbox?

Did you miss the part earlier where I said I'd seen on the track in person with fully functional ears?

Let me quote what I said.

> It was surreal to watch the MotoCzysz bike walk all over pro-built GSXR-1000's on the front straight while all you could hear was a high pitch whine and drivechain noise.

That high pitched whine?  The electric motor.

Onboard footage from the 2012 TT...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=19MkFm8_tPM

It's not gas powered open exhaust superbike loud, but it's by no means whisper quiet.
 
2014-03-21 05:50:06 PM  

moike: Onboard footage from the 2012 TT...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=19MkFm8_tPM

It's not gas powered open exhaust superbike loud, but it's by no means whisper quiet.


I could watch that shiat all day.
 
2014-03-21 11:21:30 PM  

crotchgrabber: Reminds me of the prototype Toyota took to Le Mans with a hybrid. Dead quiet leaving the pits then a huge explosion of sound as the more standard engine fired up


Right here.
 
2014-03-22 04:49:31 PM  

Lando Lincoln: Mikey1969: I don't watch F1, but from the video someone posted the other day, I can understand why the engine noise is such a draw... Let's just say that I couldn't stand up from behind my desk for awhile...

That said, TFA can't seem to decide if these are electric cars or hybrids, which is it? Also, I don't think it mentions if any of this sound is generated by the engines themselves, or is it just a soundtrack being played along?

The electric motor only has one moving part, so it wasn't the motor. The transmission might make some noise. Yes, it's basically a soundtrack being played. A simple computer system could monitor the rpms that the motor is generating and could make some sounds that coincides with lower and higher rpms.


Great! Just what we need: ringtones for cars.
 
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