2015 lexus rc f review




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  • Full test with performance data of the Lexus RC F—a Japanese Camaro with a boisterious voice. Read more and see photos at Car and Driver.

    Motor Trend reviews the Lexus RC F where consumers can find detailed information on specs, fuel economy, transmission and safety.

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    2015 lexus rc f review

    2015 lexus rc f review

    To really get to know the car, we headed out to Michigan International Speedway to put the RC F through our Autofile track test regiment. While I'm no fan of this tiny interior, I'll admit there's a certain appeal to the overall layout. This Lexus RC F is a weird car. Steering features tuning that offers a weighty feel and quick response to inputs.

    2015 lexus rc f review

    2015 lexus rc f review

    2015 lexus rc f review

    2015 lexus rc f review

    2015 lexus rc f review

    A lot of car companies have spent millions trying to do the things that BMW and Mercedes do, or at least trying to counter what they do. One of the things that the Germans do quite successfully is build hot versions of their regular sedan and coupe models. Toyota's appetite for eccentricity has been somewhat limited over the last couple of decades, so it's refreshing to see that the RC F's stylists were allowed to have some fun.

    Within seconds, you forget what you're looking at. The corner becomes this wild, surrealist sculpture. But as you walk back along the car, the weird elements compound. What looks like a somewhat oddly styled yet conventional car becomes a misinterpretation of a European sports-sedan form that is uniquely, joyfully Japanese. Whimsy is indulged again inside, at least on the seats.

    2015 lexus rc f review

    They carry an organic stitching pattern that is attractive and exotic. As far as driving, the RC F is similarly undramatic. The razor-wire drama of say, a BMW M3 is nowhere in sight. We are reviewing, essentially, a condemned car. In a bout of manufactured exclusivity, the Lexus LFA has finally ceased production after a mere two years; if you want to go forth and pick During my tenure at Autoweek, there have been a few cars that stick out in my head. One of those cars is the Lexus LFA.

    It was a perception-altering car. Powered by a Formula One-derived V10 engine, it sounded absolutely wicked at full tilt on a straightaway. The thought of that glorious soundtrack still gives me chills. Sure, there was a Scion tC on the low end and there was the 5. Instead, Toyota was focusing heavily on hybrids, which makes sense in the grand scheme of things. Sadly, the enthusiasts were left to seek out more exciting rides from other automakers.

    2015 lexus rc f review

    So the LFA definitely got people talking about Lexus. It was a halo car that brought a very distinctive driving experience along with a shockingly high price tag. The big challenge is funneling the LFA's performance traits down into the regular cars throughout the Lexus lineup. One thing is for certain: The interior reminds me a lot of the LFA with the overall dashboard shape, carbon fiber trim and supremely comfortable, supportive seats.

    At the base of the RC coupe is a Mr. The RC F gets upgraded with different under-floor braces. Under the hood sits an upgraded version of the 5. The block remains the same, but everything else gets updated including new heads with titanium valves, larger throttle body and lighter connecting rods. The changes are good for a 51 hp bump over the IS F for a total of hp. Other performance goodies include a Torsen limited-slip rear differential, firmer springs with adaptive shock absorbers and larger Brembo brakes with six-piston front and four-piston rear calipers.

    To really get to know the car, we headed out to Michigan International Speedway to put the RC F through our Autofile track test regiment. The quarter-mile was covered in It is, however, a step behind our long-term M3 an M4 with two extra doors which got to 60 mph in 3. An extra pounds is not a small amount.

    2015 lexus rc f review

    Steering features tuning that offers a weighty feel and quick response to inputs. The brakes on our test car definitely have seen better days, with warped front rotors causing quite a bit of juttering under light braking. No doubt a fresher example will perform much better. It's a car you have to wrestle around the track. The eight-speed automatic features quick, well-timed shifts in automatic mode. Manual shifting is also OK for a torque-converted unit with good response both on the track and the streets.

    This Lexus RC F is a weird car. From some angles it is fine and some not so much -- too busy, especially up front. I like the notion of a normally aspirated V8 up front. The engine is smooth as proverbial silk, as is the transmission.

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