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2013-06-24 08:29

HEAR ME ROAR? Renault released a sneak-preview of what its V6 engine will sound like. Image: Renault

Renault revealed a sneak-preview of the sound of its 2014 engine on Friday June 21, 2013.

Listen to the engine

There have been fears the noise produced by next year's turbo V6s will be a mere shadow of the current normally-aspirated V8s.

'NEIGHBOURS WILL COMPLAIN'

Renault’s engine boss Rob White said: "Overall the sound pressure level (volume) is lower and the nature of the sound reflects the new architecture.

"Fundamentally the engine noise will still be loud. It will wake you from sleep, and circuit neighbours will still complain.”

White admitted some people will miss the screaming tones of today, "but the sound of the new generation power units is just different".

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