2017 Lexus RC F 

by Mike Hunter

lexus-rcf-driver-focused-cockpitA true performance coupe, the all-new 2017 Lexus RC F is a sight to behold and an experience to be had. The sleek, low-stance design and sporty good looks are why this machine is getting so much attention and accolade by critics. It is a true monster on the road.

The car boasts a 5.0-liter V8 engine designed to add performance and speed with the dual Variable Valve Timing with intelligence (VV-i) — giving greater torque at lower speeds and horsepower at higher speeds. The 467 horsepower delivered by the engine is as impressive as it is exhilarating. The jolt and deep rumble of the exhaust makes this a sports car lover’s dream. The transmission is so advanced, it varies its shifting based on G-force with the available Sport S/Sport S+ driving modes. Throttle, steering and suspension are all modified within each driving mode to maximize performance, comfort and handling. This F model offers 19-inch, split-seven-spoke, forged alloy wheels with front 255/35R19 and rear 275/35R19 summer tires.

The design is a true selling point as well, with sleek curves and a bold and powerful-looking fascia grill, strong overall stance and lowered suspension. This RC F looks like it hugs the ground as it drives and sits parked. The Next-Generation Remote Touchpad is equal parts functionality and form, and is an intuitive way to help stay in command. The interior is a technology command center with race track-inspired speedometer displays, LCD multi-information display, and navigation and audio systems that impress. The ambient lighting and enhanced bolstered sports seats are engineered to hold passengers in. The exclusive stitching and available red or yellow leather accents add great racing appeal to a design that asserts true ergonomics for maximum performance for the driver.

This is a performance coupe like none other in its price range, and is impressing the racing community as well. The similarities and inspirations were meant to entice that community, but the authenticity in design and performance are wowing them.

2017 Lexus RC F

MSRP: 64,165
City: 19 mpg
Hwy: 26 mpg
8-speed automatic transmission
0-60: 4.4 sec

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