Renault have had this trick for years now, programming national anthems in their racing engine warmup routines. Quick throttle response showcased there.
For a few year now Spanish guitarist Mario Torrado has been doing the reverse, using a musical instrument to uncannily imitate a Formula 1 engine. He's studiously scientific about it...
First, I calculated the theoretical pitch of current Formula 1 V8 engines. This way, we have the revolutions limit in 18000 rpm, which is 300 revolutions per second, that is 300 Hz. Given that a four-stroke engine cylinder has one explosion for every two revolutions, we have 150 explosions per second per cylinder.
Therefore, the eight cylinders of a V8 engine make for a total of 1200 explosions per second, that is a sound of 1200 Hz, which is a musical note slightly above D6. However, the actual sound we hear on TV onboard laps has a predominant frequency of 600 Hz when the engine is on top revolutions, which is a subdivision of the 1200 Hz theoretical sound. That is the main frequency I play on my guitar videos, using appropriately tuned third and fourth strings past 22nd fret to have a 600 Hz sound (≈D5).Mario's latest video is not very good news for race fans wondering what a 2014 spec 1.6L V6 will sound like though it has to be said, this time he did not quite get the Turbo induction sound component.