Video: Calvin Chan
Published: July 27, 2016
Headphones in, volume up. Here is a montage of exhaust notes from the 2016 Lexus GS F loaded up with a naturally aspirated 5.0-litre V8 engine delivering 467 hp exclusively to the rear wheels.
Like most other Lexus’, the GS F comes with a feature called Active Sound Control (ASC), which pipes in induction and exhaust noise into the cabin via two speakers (front and back) for a more engaging experience. We call it brainwashing, but we’ve slowly succumbed to its alluring 7,300 rpm wail. There’s nothing else like it on the market, and there was no chance wasted in getting the revs up high to keep that track on replay.
The piped-in noise does make a big difference, and transforms the cabin into an almost video-game-like experience. From the outside though, the exhaust can sound a little flat, almost like the orchestra that was missing one vital instrument. From the inside however, the whole gang is present, popping baritones, cellos, and a few hints of violin at that crucial redline.
Full review here: http://www.canadianautoreview.ca/reviews/2016-lexus-gs-f.html
型号 Model: 2016 Lexus GS F
顏色 Paint Type: Ultrasonic Mica Blue 2.0 ($650)
廠方建議售價 Base Price: $95,000
試車售價 Price as Tested: $95,650
軸距 Wheelbase(mm): 2,850
長闊 Length/Width/Height (mm): 4,915 / 1,845 / 1,440
車重 Curb weight (kg): 1,830
引擎 Engine: 5.0-litre V8
最大馬力 Horsepower: 467 hp @ 7,100 rpm
最高扭力 Torque: 389 lb-ft @ 4,800 rpm
波箱 Transmission: 8-speed automatic
擺佈 Engine & Drive Configuration: Front engine, RWD
油耗 Fuel Consumption ( City / Highway / Combined ) L/100km: 14.9 / 9.7 / 12.2
油耗 Observed Fuel Consumption (L/100km): 14.6
輪胎尺碼 Tires: Michelin Pilot Super Sports; Front 255/35R19; Rear 275/35R19