I feel sorry for the Lexus RC-F. When Lexus released this oddly styled coupe in 2015, everyone immediately compared it to a BMW M4, and collectively pointed and laughed at the car for being heavier, softer, and slower than the Bavarian opposition.
When you crash your father’s brand-new Lexus and land it on its side while out for a spin, the day probably isn’t going very well. When you get the car back upright and it rolls downhill, well—your whole week is probably just a bad one.
The Lexus RC F is yet another sports coupe aiming to make BMW worry that the M3/M4 has past its prime and needs to be put out to pasture. What Lexus did create is a heavy car that can't match the BMWs on track, but what about cross country on the roads?
You know, my co-worker Travis said something recently that really stuck with me. (Not when he said "Stop selling cigarettes to minors," because he's just jealous my side business is so successful.) It was in his 2015 BMW M3 review, where he basically said you can either have the M3 or the M3 fighter.
The 2014 Detroit Auto Show might just be the show of the high performance import coupe. We're going to see the BMW M4 for the first time in the flesh, and that will be followed by the Lexus RC-F. And this sure looks like it.