The new Lexus RC-F will cost £59,995, and if you like the look of it, you can order it today.
Lexus has revealed prices of its upcoming, V8-powered, BMW M4 rival, with order books opening today, ready for first deliveries in January 2015.
There’s another version too, the Lexus RC-F ‘Carbon’ edition, which costs £67,995. This Carbon edition adds a torque vectoring differential, lightweight carbon fibre roof, bonnet and rear spoiler, as well as Alcantara heated seats and a Mark Levinson audio system. This is on top of all the regular goodies the RC-F gets.
One of these goodies is of course, the stonking, naturally-aspirated 5.0-litre V8. This is Good, because we love stonking, naturally-aspirated engines here at TG. Just how stonking? More than 450bhp and 383lb ft of torque. It’s related to the old V8 in the recently departed IS-F, and therefore boasts a bit of pedigree.
It’s also £850 more expensive than the rival BMW M4 with its twin-turbo straight-six and automatic gearbox (if you spec like for like - an M4 with the manual ‘box costs £56,650). Looks like a good match-up of super coupes, don’t you agree?
Click through to see how the two cars fare up against each other on paper…
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