Renault's V10 F1 Engine at 20,000RPMs!


Kyle Evers

Someone on another forum posted this video and I just had to share it.

Okay, this is not their current engine as Renault has been using V8s from 2006-2009 (I believe 2006?). The title says it's a V8, and only 8 cylinders are shown in the video, but further inspection show's it's a V10.

However, the purpose of this thread is to show the incredible sound of the engine creeping 20,000RPMs. It sounds amazing - wish it was in my soon-to-be daily car :rotfl:


Kyle Evers

Actually now that I watch it again, looks like it's a V8. Not sure what year though.

Abdul Al-Amry

2011 RD Indy 500 Winner
Jul 15, 2008
Kyle great vid. I see now why these F1 cars swallow fuel like an elephant at the lake.

Bram Hengeveld

RaceDepartment Founder
Dec 26, 2006
Awesome, awesome... must be such a kick to have your right foot on the throttle and produce such a sound...

Also nice (a BRM V16!!): click to listen


Sep 23, 2008
I thought I said "nearing" 20,000RPMs? Besides, this isn't a 2008 engine.
It might even be if it's a 2008 or 2009 engine that they were hitting 20k or even 21k as they're testing the engine. And to test durability you might also want to know what it does when overrev'ed even tho' that's not possible in races.

Might be a 2006 or 2007 engine :)

At the end of 2007 I think engines hit 21k at max.

And a BRM H16.

Or hear this gearbox whine in a BMW E36 at Assen...

Kyle Evers

Or hear this gearbox whine in a BMW E36 at Assen...
Oh man, I can't how many times I've seen the video. That whine of the straight cut gears in that car is beautifully deafening, I love the sound of that.

The BRM 16 cylinder sounds great too :D. And what a unique car.

Jon Marjanen

That is simply awesome... someone should use that video to make sounds for the F1 mods around.

Kyle Evers


There's another video of a V10 Honda engine - listen to how loud it screams!