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Overall verdict

The Top Gear car review:Lexus RC F

Overall verdict
Not the M4 rival Lexus (and we) would like, but still has appeal.


Headturning looks, excellent interior, oozes big-engine GT car appeal


Weight begins to show when you push it hard, not exactly cheap


What is it?

More Japanese muscle car than fine-handling coupe, the RC F has an uprated 5.0-litre naturally aspirated V8, much the same RWD chassis as the old four-door IS-F (there will be a four-door version of the RC F in due course, it is rumoured), and the unmistakable new Lexus design cues. Behind that Predator-esque grille lie a boat load of electronics, too. Most of them are designed to hide the RC F’s weight on the track and some of the systems, like the TVS torque vectoring setup, are optional.

Highlights from the range

Title 0–62 CO2 MPG BHP Price
The fastest
500 5.0 [463] 10th Anniversary 2dr Auto
4.5s 258g/km 25.0 463 £67,870
The cheapest
300h 2.5 2dr CVT
8.6s 114g/km 56.5 223 £38,590
The greenest
300h 2.5 2dr CVT
8.6s 114g/km 56.5 223 £38,590
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