Forget Formula 1. If you want good engine sounds coming from open-wheelers with big wings and high-horsepower engines, Formula 5000 is the series you should be paying attention to.
Though F5000 hasn't run officially since the 1980s, the cars still compete in vintage events around the world. It's through these events we're able to enjoy the wonderful flurry of thunderous exhaust noise from those big V8 engines—no turbochargers or mufflers of any kind are involved. Here, listen for yourself. And make sure to turn the volume up.
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