Vijay Pattni03 April 2014

Which Ferrari F1 car sounds the best?

Watch and listen as Maranello’s V6, V8, V10 and V12 cars make some noise. Your favourite?

Many of you are unhappy about the noises coming out of this year's Formula One cars. Many of you have expressed this in a variety of CAPS LOCK ways.

To you irascible folk, then, may we provide a droplet of panacea to ease the suffering; a whiff of elixir to remind you that ‘twas not always this way. Proof that Formula One of yesteryear sounded... shoutier.

Capable YouTuber Marchettino - the same Marchettino who provided footage of LaFerrari and Enzo climbing the hills above Monaco - has edited together footage from his personal collection of some of Ferrari's old F1 machinery hooning around a track, a selection of the Scuderia's finest engine configurations for you to marvel at.

Things like the 412 T2 from 1995 and its 690bhp 3.0-litre V12. Or the 800-odd horsepower, 2.4-litre V8 from the Ferrari F10 (as driven by Alonso and Massa). Then there's Michael Schumacher's all-conquering, all-consuming F2002 from 2002; an 835bhp 3.0-litre V10 that took 15 wins from 17 races in the season.

Also in the mix is Alonso's F150 from 2011 - named as a tribute to the anniversary of the unification of Italy - with its 2.4-litre V8, 1982's 126 C2 and its twin-turbo, 580bhp 1.5-litre V6 (complete with some exhaust fire, if you look closely), and the V8 from the F2008.

The car Nigel Mansell made his Ferrari debut in - the F1-89 - makes an appearance with its 600bhp 3.5-litre V12, along with the insanely powerful, 865bhp 3.0-litre V10 from the F2005.

Crank up your speakers and vote with your ears, TG: which one sounds the sweetest?

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