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Lexus RC F Review by Steve Sutcliffe

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If you are in the market for a fast, good-looking, and prestigious sports coupe, the only thing that could possibly stop you from buying a BMW M4 is the new Lexus RC F. The striking design of the Japanese car combined with its super responsive naturally-aspirated V8 engine gives it an edge over the Bavarian Baron, but how about the rest of it?

To find out if Lexus RC F is a match for BMW M4 dynamically, Autocar’s Steve Sutcliffe put his helmet on and hit the race track. You will find the details in the video below, but the upshot of this test is: the RC F is cumbersome and heavy, its brakes are rubbish, and its electronics are too interfering. On the upside, it looks great, has super build quality, and sounds better than the Bimmer.

Lexus RC F tech specs:

  • Horsepower More than 450 hp
  • Torque More than 383 lb.-ft.
  • Transmission Eight-speed Sports Direct Shift (SPDS)
  • Seating Capacity 4
  • Overall Length 185.2 in.
  • Width 72.8 in.
  • Height 54.7 in.
  • Wheelbase 107.5 in.
  • Driven Wheels Rear Wheel Drive
  • Curb Weight less than 3,968 lbs.
  • Brake Type Four-wheel power assisted disc brakes (Brembo manufactured for Lexus) with Anti-lock
  • Braking System (ABS) and Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist (BA)
  • Wheel size (front and rear) Fr 19” x 9” – Rr 19” x 10”
  • Tires size Fr 255/35/19 – Rr 275/35/19
  • Top speed Estimated 168 mph (electronically limited)
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