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Video: Lexus RC F Goes for Official Nürburgring Lap Time

Lexus RC F Nürburgring Attempt

Let’s finish up the week with this quick glimpse of a Lexus RC F & IS F on an attempt to set the coupe’s official Nürburgring lap time:

(It’s all so subjective with a video like this, but doesn’t the RC F look so much faster than the IS F? Wow.)

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    Roman Pogoretskiy
  • October 17, 2014
The RCF looks more composed. Like the M3/M4. That's good! But the ISF will always be my first love.
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    Raptor
  • October 18, 2014
OK~! That was cool... I agree, this is looking more M3'sh performance wise. The way this guy was driving he could have beat the LFA. LOL
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      MD
    • October 18, 2014
    LOL. No matter what rabbit the driver could pull out of the hat, RC-F will not be able to get anywhere close to the LFA and even less close to the 7:14 lap time of the LFA Nurburgring Edition.
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      James
    • October 18, 2014
    Agreed. I witnessed LFA leaving the hardcore 3200 lbs 460 HP IS-F CCS-R racing car for the dead with professional drivers in both cars. LFA has crazy cornering speeds and at higher speeds is ridiculously fast and hits 285 km/h on the Nurburgring on the final straight.
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      05rollaxrs
    • October 18, 2014
    Standard LFA hits 285 km/h on the Dottinger uphill straight. The LFA Nurburgring Edition hit 291 km/h on the Dottinger Hohe uphill incline climb with Akira Iida. And 300 km/h going downhill.
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    05rollaxrs
  • October 18, 2014
I think RC-F will be able to crack a 7:55 - 7:57. The IS-F did a 8:19 in sport auto test. With a factory test driver, that would be about 8:09 - 8:10 since factory drivers know the car limits better.
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      fckcorollas
    • October 18, 2014
    7:55 - 7:57 ? That would be the same time as the 2013 WRX STI. RC-F needs to be around 7:45 ish.
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      abed
    • October 18, 2014
    this isnt possible...because the LF-A did 7:38 at first time...the rcf will be around 8:00....i think
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      05rollaxrs
    • October 18, 2014
    LFA did 7:38 with a test driver who drove it only 2 times around the track. He did 7:33 in the LFA Nurburgring Edition. About 19 seconds slower than Akira Iida's time. Official lap times and sport auto times are generally 10 - 15 seconds apart. LFA was only 7 seconds slower than Nurburgring Edition with Akira Iida, according to Tanahashi. The standard LFA's official factory lap time would have been 7:21 - 7:23.
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      MD
    • October 18, 2014
    I laugh when I hear the 7:38 LFA lap time by Sport Auto (and 7:33 by the Nurburgring Edition). Horst Von Saurma only hit 270 km/h on the final straight with the regular LFA. There are videos on youtube of Akira Iida doing 7:30 with a passenger sitting and him not going all-out yet, still he got to 284 km/h GPS verified on a standard LFA uphill straight. LFA Nurburgring Edition's official lap time was 7:14 and the standard LFA was 7 seconds slower from what the chief engineer said. So the lap time would have been low 7:20s for the standard LFA, if there had been an official lap time of the standard LFA.
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      abed
    • October 18, 2014
    yes i know that, but the rc-f is a lot heavier and with less power there is no chance it will get that fast, the M4 did 7:52 so the rc-f will be slower....
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      abed
    • November 7, 2014
    i agree, still even with a weak driver in the LFA it will beat an RCF with a good driver, there is no comparison, the RCF is a lot heavier and got less power....and the M4 did 7:52, and the lexus will be slower...i guess 7:57-8:00....
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      05rollaxrs
    • October 18, 2014
    No way. The M4 did a 7:54 and the old hardcore M3 GTS with full racing tires and stripped out did 7:52. No way is RC-F will get close to that. 7:40 is what the official lap time is for a Porsche 911 Carrera S. I was giving 7:55 being very generous since I believe it can get close to the M4 time. It might be around 8:00.
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    corradoMR2
  • October 18, 2014
The sweet sound of music.
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    Lexus Cohen
  • October 18, 2014
The pricing for the RC F has been updated on the Lexus usa site. Car starts at $62,400.
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    mr2
  • October 18, 2014
M4 - 7:52 http://www.autoblog.com/2014/06/19/bmw-m4-coupe-nurburgring-time/
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      05rollaxrs
    • October 18, 2014
    RC-F lap time might be very close to the M4 lap time. That is why I believe it will be in the 7:54 - 7:57 region.
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      Levi
    • October 18, 2014
    Considering RC F is much heavier (worse power to weight ratio), has less torque, less well balanced (55:45), and M4 is underrated (as many BMW M3 fans say), that is a good time for RC F. I doubt the C AMG will be much faster. I will lack grip.
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      leopard08
    • October 21, 2014
    it might be heavier but this car can put it power down better then the M3 exiting the corners. M4 have power due to turbos but RCF due to its N/A V8 higher reving engine has speed. It not over until the fat lady sings
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    tinhinnh
  • October 18, 2014
Maybe the RCF "looks" faster than the ISF is because the coupe is LOUDER than the sedan?
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      MD
    • October 18, 2014
    No the RC-F is a lot faster than the IS-F because it is much more sportier. Has a better suspension tuning, more stiffer chassis and a more powerful engine. Inspite of the 200 lbs weight difference, RC-F trounces the IS-F as apparent in the video.

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