We’ve already heard what the McLaren Honda sounds like, but this new video of it downshifting seems to reveal some ‘odd’ noises coming out of the back.

It could be any number of things – trick off-throttle electronics, the Electronic Recovery Systems, a fancy new turbo system or something entirely different and imaginative that we currently have no idea about. Alternatively, it could just be a result of teething problems that McLaren are desperately trying to get rid of. It could even be absolutely nothing at all.

Either way, come Melbourne we’ll probably have some idea of what it is. Until then, we’ll probably be too distracted by what is or isn’t going on with their livery to worry about it.

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Salvatore Asero