Renault F1 Engine Sings "We Are the Champions"

Jmiller

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To celebrate their 2005 F1 championship victory, and the last race for the V10 engines, the Renault team persuaded one of their V10?s to sing! The solo performance of the Queen classic ?We are the Champions? was performed by one of Renault?s RS25 V10 engines at the teams dyno testing facility in France.

RS25 project leader Axel Plasse, pictured at right with his pride and joy, explained that making an engine ?sing? is a fairly simple matter of finding the engine rpm that generates an exhaust sound of the right frequency for each musical note. The engine management system of the dyno is then programmed to manage engine rpm and duration to ?sing the song.?

Mono Version
http://www.renaultf1.com/en/binaries/RS25_WeAreTheChampion_tcm3-41644.mp3

Stereo Version
http://files.filefront.com/RS25_WeAreTheChampion_tcm3_Stereomp3/;4283520;;/fileinfo.html
 

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:) better than the Top Gear theme song...but I don't know if they used the same method
 

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I wonder if they used James' efforts as inspiration? We know Renault are fans of Top Gear, remember when they challenged Stig to get the car around the track in under a minute?

I think the reason this one is so much better, is because they only used one engine. If James played the whole theme song on the Enzo, it probably would have been great. But because his efforts were really a mash of different sounds from different engines, it was nowhere near as sharp as the one sound from the one engine. Going by what the article up there says, it was done by programming the engine management and recording in one sitting, rather than recording distinct notes then splicing them together as James did.
 
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