This is how electric Formula E race cars’ sounds have changed

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Okay, let’s be brutally honest, this is no Ferrari ‘breadvan,’ 850-hp Hennessey Corvette or anything harbouring a V12 orchestra you can slip on in the background.

Chances are if you play this near-three-minute video on a loop, your dog will probably get very pissed, very quickly.

Still, for fans of the future of motorsport, electric powertrains and Formula E in general, this tinnitus-spewing selection of on-boards is nevertheless an interesting insight into the future of the FIA’s only fully-electric single-seater series on the planet.

For 2018 and 2019, Formula E introduces a brand-new car, the Spark SRT 05 e. Say good-bye to the series’ distinctive mid-race car swaps; and hello to the HALO, the vitriolic hatred of which appears to have dampened over the last few months, and a new aerodynamic bodywork that seems to have been designed with crayons.

Interestingly, rather than stick with just one perspective, Formula E’s digital team has pulled together examples from Renault e-Dams (the four-time champions will become Nissan e-Dams in 2018/2020 as Renault’s sister company takes over), Jaguar Racing following its series debut in 2016/2017, and Audi Sport Abt Schaeffler, the reigning Teams’ champion.

Maximum grunt from the new drivetrain – the combination of an electric motor from McLaren Electronic Systems and a transmission from Williams Advanced Engineering – has been given a shunt from 190 kW to 250 kW for season five.

Oh, just a heads up, the high-pitched whine in your ears disappears after about an hour or so…

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