The Lexus RC F was a finalist in the Motor Trend Car of the Year award rankings — here’s a quote from Jonny Lieberman’s write-up:
“The overall proportion and package are not at fault but are let down by a collection of details,” said [Guest judge Tom] Gale. [Executive editor Ron] Kiino was more blunt: “It reminds me of an ugly dog that’s cute because it’s so ugly.” [Editor at Large Angus] MacKenzie summarizes, “This thing is a mess from front to rear.”
That’s a damn shame, because the RC F is a wonderful driver’s car. Says Kiino: “A really pleasurable car to drive, and not just at breakneck speeds. Ride is surprisingly compliant, and the cabin is quiet on the highway.” Should you decide to push deeper with your right foot, the RC F delivers.
The RC F was joined by seven other cars in the finalist category: the Honda Fit, Audi A3, Hyundai Genesis, Maserati Ghibli, Mercedes C-Class, Kia Sedona, BMW 2-series, and ford Mustang all lost out to the eventual winner — the Volkswagen Golf.