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post #1 of 15 Old 12-17-2014, 06:18 PM Thread Starter
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Hi all. New to the Forum and considering an RC F-Sport. Went to dealership for test drive Saturday and was standing in back of the car, in the showroom, when he started it up. I immediately went limp. The car sounded like, well, a Lexus.

Now, I just sold an R8 so I wasn't expecting that. But the Beemers & Audis have a decidedly louder growl at all RPM's. So..my question is - has Lexus received any negative feedback on this and/or are there any exhaust mods in the making for this sweet ride?
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I hear ya about not being bowled over by the starting of the car. My last ride was an Infiniti G37 and she made you stand up and pay attention when she started. The RC350 F Sport does not give you that immediate gratification in the garage .... that being said, get up on her on the road and you will be much pleased! She will flat out growl at you when she is in the upper RPM's that she likes to perform at
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coming from owning a Lexus SC400 and SC430 and knowing very well how their engines sound, along with other Lexus/Toyota V8's... it's easy to notice the distinctive Toyota V8 sound it has!
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I like that they're innocuous at idle and then come alive when needed. Its like the quiet guy at the bar, he only speaks when he needs to, nothing superfluous
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I agree .... I can drive a bad*ss car but not go deaf in the process! It's like a "sleeper" on race day, no one is worried about you kicking their *ss until you ... well ... do!
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Is anyone thinking of changing the exhaust to get a different exhaust note?
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Is anyone thinking of changing the exhaust to get a different exhaust note?
Possibly, but I would have to hear what the options sound like first. Especially since a V6 doesn't have the same rumble that a V8 has the sound can be a bit on the raspy side.
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Not sure if you heard about Joe Z Exhaust systems, whether you have or haven't, a future Joe Z RC-F Exhaust is something you'll want to be on the look out for
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I think the RC350 sounds fine as it is, but I'd be interested to hear some alternative exhaust notes for the car.
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Possibly, but I would have to hear what the options sound like first. Especially since a V6 doesn't have the same rumble that a V8 has the sound can be a bit on the raspy side.
you can alwasy rid of the resonators for now!
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