Can the large, naturally aspirated V8 engine in the Lexus RC F match the twin-turbocharged 3.0-litre six-cylinder powerplant of BMW’s M4? That was the question Autocar’s Matt Prior posed in the magazine’s head-to-head video.
What makes the Lexus RC F stand-out amongst the competition is its hand-assembled 5.0-litre, 471bhp V8 engine. That helps it take just 4.5 seconds to travel from zero to 62mph, and it has a top speed of 168mph. It sounds wonderful and those looks are pretty striking too.
The press has already hailed the RC F. Auto Express called it ‘a beautifully built high performance coupe’, City A.M. said it is ‘a car with character that excels’, while Pistonheads said the RC F is ‘easy to love’.
But in this video, Autocar tested something harder to define – just how much fun is the Lexus RC F.
Take a look at the video to see the outcome.