Electric cars are generally known to be silent, but that’s not the case when it comes to Formula E.
Think of it as Formula 1, but electric. It’s a very new form of high-performance racing that’s wanting to push the boundaries of the medium. While Tesla may boast at how silent its cars are, Formula E is just concerned about one thing: going really fast.
And the Formula E models are different from your standard Formula 1 racers. There are a few different specifications in Formula E. Most notably are decibel levels, which are at a much lower 80. Compare that to Formula 1’s V6 engines, that produce a whopping 134 decibels.
But side by side, the sounds of Formula 1 are tame in relation to Formula E. Like giant RC cars, the sounds are like something out of a futuristic racing video game.
This is definitely going to be a thing soon.
H/T Autoblog | Photo via FIA Formula E