LOL I have a 2006 S2000 with Invidia exhaust. The sound accelerating to 8,000 RPM redline with the top down is awesome ( vanity play on my M3 was Awesom3) However, it is also too loud to enjoy and audio: radio, cell phone.I love the sound of my CT200h when I'm accelerating. My previous car IS250 was too quiet when I was driving it.I had a BMW Z3 with a 4 cylinder engine and loved the sound when shifting thru the gears. Lexus built cars that are reliable and quiet. Lexus is now building cars that are sporty ( CT200h and LFA) as well as reliable.
I'm not used to it at all. It sounds like the car is being overworked, even though you're not even flooring it. Hopefully I'll get used to it over time. Actually, at times, it makes me hold back from pushing the accelerator down even more, as it sounds bad for the car to me (though it probably isn't).It is the CVT moving the engine into the into the proper prower band for the load. You get use to it after a while. I am at 6,200 kms and really don't notice it anymore.
Don't think that's it, it's only under load when the car is in the Power band. Pretty sure the 650V is only used in Sport mode and when electric motor is running?I guess I did notice the noise during a test drive. What is interesting, my wife has a Prius with same power system and I have never noticed the noise on it,even when accelerating ? Maybe the 650 volt boost on the CT ?
hilarious that you put the CT and LFA in the same category. I would have said maybe the IS-F and LFA as Lexus's "sportier" models I agree that the CT has a sportier look... but feel? at 134 hp, I wouldn't say sporty, I would just say noisy and slow (expected.. but slow).Lexus is now building cars that are sporty ( CT200h and LFA) as well as reliable.
Did not know that (nor have I floored my car yet), have you?I thought when you floored it and was on WOT, regardless of what mode you're in, it activates the 650V boost and electric motors?
All gas engines have a "power band" which is based on the torque of the engine. It typically looks like a Bell curve. Whenever you see a torque rating of an engine is usually has an associate RPM (revolutions per minute) or engine speed. When an engine is running at maximum efficiency it is at the peak of the power curve. If you floor a ECVT engine then it moves the engine speed to the maximum torque and changes the final drive ratio through the CVT. However, the maximum torque does not give the maximum gas efficiency. The "power band" is an RPM range on either side of the peak torque in which the engine provides effective power to move the car forward ( or reverse if you are going that direction ). A typical power band range might be 2,000 to 5,000 RPM.Can you explain the power band?