Formula E Car Engines Sound Like Tie Fighters Taking Off

By Gerald Lynch on at

Those that feared the new Formula E electric sportscar motor class wouldn't have the same aural appeal as Formula One can rest easy: these cars sound like starships. This clip was taken during the first round of testing at the UK's Donnington race track, ahead of the season opener in Beijing in September.

While the cars are unlikely to match the sheer, ear-splitting volume of Formula One, revving a Formula E engine sounds like a Star Wars star fighter taking off. This is probably the closest we'll come to having Podracers on earth.

If you're interested in seeing some of the test track action at Donnington, trails continue today, and over July 9th, 10th and 19th.