Lexus provided Motor Trend with an RC F updated with its final powertrain tuning for a raw performance test:
It turns out we were able to achieve faster numbers than in the previous test. This time, our RC F hit 60 mph from a standstill in just 4.3 seconds, a 0.2 second improvement over the first RC F we had in our possession. Previously, we had noted that the RC F’s competitor, the BMW M4, scoots from 0-60 mph in 4.0 seconds, while the all-wheel-drive Audi RS 5 comes in even quicker at 3.9 seconds.
When it comes to the quarter mile, the Lexus RC F managed 12.7 seconds @ 112.2 mph. This is a bit off the BMW M4, which completes the task in 12.2 seconds, and the Audi RS 5’s 12.3 seconds.
The RC F is 400 lbs. heavier than the M4 and only .3 seconds slower? Seems pretty amazing to me, but I have to ask — does anyone out there actually think these numbers make a difference outside of paper racing?
[Source: Motor Trend]