The Lexus RCF is a Confusing Proposition According to Harris

There is an awful lot to like about the Lexus RCF; its angry, muscular soundtrack could only come from a n/a V8 and its distinctive design is offering a truly different alternative to the established German offerings.

But as the downsizing trend gave everyone a solid reason to go turbo, Lexus’ decision to stay with the naturally aspirated 5.0-litre V8 seems like an old-school one. The RCF though proved to be chubbier from its athletic German competitors, tipping the scales at a whopping 1,840kg, almost 300kg heavier than a BMW M4.

The extra fat carried around does no favours to the compared lack of torque making the RCF feel a little behind in terms of performance. To better understand the said ‘lack’ of torque know this: the 477hp 5.0-litre V8 of the RCF makes 530Nm of torque quite deep into the rev counter, between 4800 and 5600rpm as opposed to the M4’s 550Nm that is available from just 1850rpm and all the way up to 5500. But does this mean that the RCF is not a good car?

Head to the video to find out more.


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