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.
Yet again, race cars hold the answer. This time, it’s with an aesthetic grievance: Lexus’ creepy hourglass grilles. While impressive in their complexity, the end result on the road car looks like some kind of unsettling alien web meant for trapping possums on the road and shooting them into an alternate dimension.
The Lexus RC looks like a sports car, but drives like a limousine. It’s comfort over performance, and the price tag is hard to swallow. What do you need to know before you buy a Lexus RC? Don’t worry, we’ll tell you everything right here in the Ultimate Buyer’s Guide.
It sure looks that way from this teaser photo. Touch screens are pretty common on dashboards these days, but the upcoming Lexus LF-C2 Concept — essentially droptop version of the Lexus RC Coupe — may put them somewhere new.
When I was growing up car headlights were pretty boring. They were blocky ovals or rectangles, all made out of the same chunky clear plastic. Now car designers get to play with some of the weirdest headlight shapes since the 1960s, and the new Lexus RC shows that perfectly.
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