Want to really get an extreme rush? Driver a Lexus RC F around a race track for a few laps at a high speed. You don’t need science to tell you that having a sports car and a race track all to yourself is a recipe for a seriously fun adrenaline rush, but it’s still fun to geek out on the auto thrill.
To see just what kind of thrill driving the V-8 sports car had on the human body. To conduct the experiment scientists with Translogic used biometrics data collected by hooking electrodes up to a driver to monitor his brain waves. The team also had him wear a special vest that would monitor his heart rate and respiration to see just what was going on with his body physiologically when making those tight turns. Not surprisingly, when the driver put the pedal to the metal his brain waves were very active as well as his heart rate jumping up to 50 bpm.
This really shouldn’t come as a surprise, being as how the car has received stellar reviews. The 8-speed, 467 horsepower, 5 liter engine enables the car to hit 60 mph in 4.4 seconds and run a quarter mile in 12.5 seconds. The car’s 19-inch, forged-aluminum wheels move the auto up to a top speed of 170 mph.
The RC F cabin is a sleek and boasts the luxury of smooth leather and carbon-fiber trims adorning the dashboard and the door panels. The car’s standard speaker system is nothing to scoff at with a 10-speaker system that puts out 256 watts. And if you need more power to blast your tunes, they offer a Mark Levinson 17-speaker system upgrade that produces 835 watts and creates a “three-dimensional sonic space.”