Video: Calvin Chan
Published: August 21, 2017
Headphones in, volume up. Here is an exhaust montage of the 2018 Lexus LC 500, the halo coupe of the luxury automaker. Under the hood is a potent 5.0-litre V8 capable of delivering 471 hp and 398 lb-ft. The best part? None of the exhaust noise is synthesized and piped into the speakers. It all starts with the ignition noise. Blindfold me and I would have thought I was sitting inside a McLaren 570GT or Aston Martin DB9. It surely doesn’t sound this good in the RC F or GS F - somehow Lexus has found the perfect tune for the exhaust.
Upshifts are met with a raspy snarl while downshifts are followed by an authoritative bark. The real highlight is when you put the LC 500 into Sport+ mode and hold the revs at the redline for half a second - it will ping and bounce off the limiter with a gnarly V10-like noise, reminding me of the LFA. It’s also refreshing not to hear any synthetic burbles on overrun that automakers love to program into their exhausts these days. The LC 500 is a pure string symphony at its finest.
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型号 Model: 2018 Lexus LC 500
顏色 Paint Type: Infrared
廠方建議售價 Base Price: $101,600
試車售價 Price as Tested: $115,750
軸距 Wheelbase(mm): 2,870
長闊 Length/Width/Height (mm): 4,760 / 1,920 / 1,345
車重 Curb weight (kg): 1,935
引擎 Engine: 5.0-litre V8
最大馬力 Horsepower: 471 hp @ 7,100 rpm
最高扭力 Torque: 398 lb-ft @ 4,800 rpm
波箱 Transmission: 10-speed automatic
擺佈 Engine & Drive Configuration: Front engine, RWD
油耗 Fuel Consumption ( City / Highway / Combined ) L/100km: 14.7 / 9.2 / 12.2
油耗 Observed Fuel Consumption (L/100km): 17.3
輪胎尺碼 Tires: Michelin Pilot Super Sport; Front 245/45RF20; Rear 275/40RF20