Lexus RC-F vs BMW M4: fight!
Jeremy and James like the new RC-F. Here's everything you need to know about it and its main rival
Posted: 03 Feb 2014
If you watched the new episode of Top Gear last night, you'll know that Jeremy and James appear to have been infected with 'Golf'. This is because they both rather like the new Lexus RC-F, a car we here at TG are quite keen on. It's a car after all, that wants to kick BMW's M4 in its - how can we put this politely - rear diff. Repeatedly.
Of course, Lexus wouldn't say anything as explicit as that, noting to TG's Paul Horrell that they didn't benchmark any particular measurables of the opposition, but instead worked hard to "build a Lexus".
But the RC-F and M4 are pretty much the same size. They produce near enough the same power. They're both rear-wheel-drive and both two-door versions of their saloon siblings. In fact, said saloon siblings went at each other fists flying in their last iterations, and these young bucks look like they're ready to re-engage hostilities.
"We believe this car will be the most fun to drive," Lexus boss Mark Templin told Top Gear. Gauntlet, consider yourself thrown. And as such, we figured you might appreciate a little mano-a-mano comparison to see how both the new Lexus RC-F and BMW M4 stack up against each other...