All-new Lexus RC F is a 21st-century Toyota Supra When giving up a little performance returns a lot of comfort
Effectively replacing the Lexus IS convertible as the two-door companion to the IS sedan, the RC coupe combines power, luxury, and refinement. Then the F kicks it up a notch, falling somewhere between hardcore sports car and grand touring coupe. The resulting machine had several members of our team uttering the words "modern Toyota Supra" under their breath.
The RC F carries an aggressive expression of Lexus' latest exterior design theme, and it ensures the driver receives a fair amount of attention behind the wheel. Or perhaps it was the screaming orange paint on our borrowed example.
For some, the extroverted appearance might be too much; it makes a car like the BMW M4 look staid by comparison. And if you are in the market for either vehicle, receiving attention is expected and possibly a motivational factor. But with a large V8 and raucous styling, the RC F also targets the likes of the Porsche 911 and Chevrolet Corvette Stingray. So where does the Lexus fit among these performance icons?