Is This The World’s Loudest Lexus RC F? All Those “Bangs” Say Yes

If you’re familiar with the Lexus LFA, you probably know that the Japanese automaker is no stranger to making loud supercars.

The RC F, on the other hand is a completely different beast. Fundamentally, it’s nowhere near as hardcore as the LFA, yet, if you install a custom Armytrix valvetronic exhaust system, all bets are off when it comes to noise.

This might be one of the loudest Lexus models we’ve ever heart, period. Doing a “cold start” in this car will at least wake the neighbors, if not the dead in the nearest cemetery.

You can see that initially, the car isn’t revved any higher than 3,500rpm, which is astonishing considering how many crackles is can muster. It’s brutal even while idling. After the 2:30 minute mark, you’ll see the car in motion. Scratch that, you’ll hear it take off from a standstill, and later on, you’ll hear it accelerating in a tunnel.

The best part of course is that the RC F was never all-show and no go in the first place. Its 5.0-liter V8 puts down 477 PS (467 HP) and 530 Nm (390 lb-ft) of torque, enough to get it from 0 to 60 mph (96 km/h) in roughly 4.5 seconds.


  • G82FS

    Sounds like garbage.

  • ‘Merica is Filled with ’em

    Great for the track, but not for everyday driving…that is…unless you’re an asshole.

  • salamOOn

    I guess that i am officially old boring bloke…. too much noise.

  • Mind Synthetic

    sounds just like every other rubbish v 8 out there, maybe with the exception of ferrari
    at least its not american

    • SteersUright

      whaaaaaat? Have you heard a Corvette Z06, a GT350R, a prior AMG 6.2 na V8, a Vantage V8, an RS4 V8, the V8 in the 918 is manic!, etc..?? Every engine can be made to sound amazing when high rpm and properly tuned, even a 3cyl on up to a 16 cyl.

  • John

    nah… it sounds louder when it crashes =p

  • Matt

    It’s noise, but not a nice noise.

  • Arthur

    Not the nicest sound I’ve ever heard. Almost sounds like somethings broken in the muffler. Doesn’t compare to anything exotic at all.

  • Blade t

    I like a good exhaust, but this sounds terrible….

  • Brian Brown

    Different than a GT, M, or AMG…..Applaud the Japanese!

  • Poop Doop

    Eww. Stop.

  • enthusia

    sometimes things that are louder are worse.

  • BEI5

    This is footage from a German Youtube TV Show JP Performance. The guy behind the wheel is Jean Pierre Kraemer, currently pretty popular TV-host in Germany, running his own tuning company and also participates in some minor races.
    He has a couple of shows about how they have tuned the Lexus RC-F, from the day they picked the car up at the dealership, visited some racing team and about each modification they have done to the car. You can find all of his episodes, not only about the Lexus (unfortunately only in German) here:

    Even though I like the car, I bet he will get in trouble with German police, definitely too loud for public streets.

  • Vassilis

    Sounds pretty nice.

  • Infinite1

    Sounds good

  • SteersUright

    What a gem of an engine that Toyota has stuck into one heavy pig or another. This engine begs for a lightweight application with a proper stick shift or Porsche quality PDK transmission.

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