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. Read more.
Headphones in, volume up. Here is an exhaust montage of the brand new 2017 BMW Alpina B7 xDrive. Under the hood is a 4.4-litre twin-turbo V8 tuned to produce 600-hp and 590 lb-ft of torque. 0-100 km/h comes in a swift 3.7 seconds, the second fastest Alpina vehicle ever made. Read more.
Headphones in, volume up. We flew to California to take BMW's fastest production model up the mountain switchbacks on the outskirts of Palm Springs. 0-100km/h? 3.7 seconds. Top speed? 305 km/h. Of course, we did not come close to those limits, but with the 6.6-litre V12 wailing and the exhaust notes echoing on the rocks, the grin never faded. Read more.
Headphones in, volume up. Here is an exhaust montage of the 2017 BMW X5 xDrive35i equipped with the M Performance Exhaust. It takes the standard raspy exhaust and replaces it with one that howls and sings. On throttle liftoff it also gurgles like it’s got a fetish for high-octane mouthwash. Read more.
Here is an exhaust montage of the new Polestar with Volvo's new Drive-E engine, a turbo- and supercharged four-cylinder delivering 367 hp. One aspect that the new four-pot does not replace however is the engine noise. Read more.
While we dearly miss the belligerent roar of the V8, the new “43” engine delivers a convincing and more mellifluous song that pleases our ears. Flick the switch into Sport+, let the exhaust valves open, and the SLC 43 orchestra is backed up by low-rev turbo whooshes and high-end exhaust farts. Read more.
How to best describe the GT350’s exhaust? Have a listen here yourself. It’s an emotional rollercoaster of bangs, roars, pops and crackles. It’s maniacal, sinister (I’m running out of synonyms here), and I’ve even questioned its legality. Start the engine, flick that exhaust button that looks like a pair of goggles, and every cent you paid for it becomes justified. Suddenly, all is right in the world. Read more.