Steve Sutcliffe of Autocars gets behind the wheel of the all-new 467 hp Lexus RC F, a rival for the likes of BMW’s M3 and M4. Lexus engineers claim the car is just as capable on the track as it is on the road – are they right? The video below tells it all.
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But first, let’s look at some technical specs.
The Lexus RC F is powered by a naturally-aspirated 5.0 liter V8 engine producing 467 horsepower and 389 lb-ft of torque sent to the rear wheels via an eight-speed automatic transmission.
0 to 62 mph is achieved in 4.5 seconds.
In contrast, the new BMW M3 and M4 have dropped the V8 naturally-aspirated engine and are now using a 3.0 liter, six-cylinder inline turbocharged unit.
The all-new, 3.0-liter BMW M4 engine is approximately 10 kilograms lighter than its V8 predecessor and packs an even stronger punch. With 425 horsepower from 5,500 – 7,300 rpm, 406 lb-ft of torque from 1,850 – 5,500 rpm, and capable of 0-60mph in 3.9 seconds when equipped with the M-DCT transmission (4.1 seconds with standard 6-speed manual).
But is that enough to overshadow the Lexus RC F?
Let’s find out.