The Lexus RC F made its driving debut this weekend at the Goodwood Festival of Speed — here’s video from the initial test run:
RC chief engineer Yukihiko Yaguchi was there for the real run up the hill, and filmed this quick video:
Former World Rally Champion driver Didier Auriol was the one behind the wheel of the RC F, and he shared some details on his experience:
I don’t know the Goodwood Hill Climb course very well but my overriding impression of the car was based around the engine. I think we have an engine with very good torque and power. In fact, the power just goes, goes, goes, all the way through; and because it shifts gears so quickly through the paddles it feels smooth yet relentless.
I wasn’t driving that fast but the car felt very progressive in its handling. It starts off feeling quite neutral but then when the back end did break away it felt so predictable it was like I didn’t have to counter with much steering.
Lexus UK also posted up this quick little Google Glass video of the RC F display:
Last thing, let’s not forget this short Lexus UK Instagram video with the RC F revving its engine: