There hasn’t been a Ferrari [NYSE:RACE] world champion in Formula One since 2007, when Kimi Räikkönen took top honors. The Finn will be with the Italian team in 2016, and by his side will be German driver Sebastian Vettel.
The engineers at Scuderia Ferrari have been working hard over the winter to develop the new car for the two world champion drivers. Recently, they fired up the new power unit that will be fitted to the car.
You can hear it roar in this teaser video.
The power unit in 2016 stills consist of a turbocharged 1.6-liter V-6 working in conjunction with two motor generators, one mounted to the main driveline and another integrated with the turbocharger. You’ll immediately notice, though, that Ferrari’s new design sounds very raw and menacing.
This is partially due to changes made to some of the regulations for the 2016 season to ensure the cars sound better. One of the changes is a requirement for a “separate exhaust wastegate tailpipe through which all and only wastegate exhaust gases must pass.”
Ferrari is yet to confirm when the reveal will take place, though it should be soon as pre-season testing is due to start February 22 at Spain’s Circuit de Catalunya.