has released an audio recording of its V6 turbo powertrain being fired up on the dyno – some 17 months before its planned race debut in the 2015 Australian GP.

The engine will be used exclusively by for what will be the second year under the new regulations. engineers visited Honda while in Japan for the Grand Prix and have thus already have had the chance to see and hear it in action.

Renault and Mercedes have already released similar recordings. Reaction from fans to the new Honda sound has been mixed to say the least, but it’s worth noting that it will sound different when actually fitted into a car and running on track.

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