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Road & Track Reviews the Lexus RC F

Lexus RC F Road & Track

Road & Track have reviewed the Lexus RC F, praising the coupe for its uniqueness:

Instead of trying to beat the Bavarians around a racetrack, Lexus has gone its own way with a playful alternate to the über-sports-coupe blueprint. Forget “clinical” and “precise.” This new flagship thumbs its nose at the BMW M4, then pokes the Audi RS5 in the eye and runs away. Giggling.

It’s less nuanced than an M4 or RS5. Wring it out, and you’ll find a lower ceiling for outright ten-tenths pace, too, but that makes the RC F approachable. It’s blunt and forgiving and, most important, uniquely lighthearted.

Read the full Lexus RC F review from Road & Track

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    RAL
  • January 9, 2015
Compliments through the back window will be accepted. At least they get it. It is not trying to take the Germans head-on. It is better in the ways that really count to the vast majority of would-be drivers.
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      lafars
    • January 9, 2015
    well i have an idea, split the LFA into two cars, one mid-engined and one front-engined. the "true" successor will be FMR V10 car (possibly hybrid) the "alternative" successor will be MR V10 hybrid competeing with the big boys note: also make V10 the SIGNATURE ENGINE, just like italian V12s and american V8s
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      OlFius
    • January 10, 2015
    You get this message from the LAB as a sales person, manager, engineer,.... ? Anyway, this is a huge effort from Lexus, and certainly a way to think 'out of the box'. As a customer, we can only appreciate that effort. And RAL, put your best hat on !
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      RAL
    • January 10, 2015
    We are nothing more than long-time Lexus customers. Early last year we were contacted inviting us to become members of the LAB. Lexus extensively surveys us periodically regarding just about all things Lexus and beyond. For example, we were asked to critique the US Lexus home website. Then a while back you might have noticed as did I, the complete reworking of the site. Another example: We were extensively questioned about issues pursuant to new kinds of vehicle interactive technology. In other words, greatly expanding technologies similar to 'Lexus Enform'; some amazing stuff I have to say. We are also encouraged regularly to offer our opinions on whatever we choose. We have usernames and passwords to be able to communicate with LAB. Since we are not compensated, they encourage us by demonstrating how our work has effected their decisions. Lexus has never disclosed to us how many of us there are. A lady did respond to one of my posts awhile back mentioning her membership on LAB after I had asked if anyone frequenting Krew's site had heard of LAB. If memory serves, she said she was surprised to be asked to serve as a first-time owner. Me . . . I am just glad for the opportunity.
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      Alex
    • January 10, 2015
    How do you become a panelist for the LAB?
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      RAL
    • January 10, 2015
    Lexus selects you. It seems they choose only from new-car Lexus buyers, otherwise I don't know what criteria they use. It may be completely random. Also, according to what I've read on the website, after taking an extensive survey they categorize you into groups to determine how they will survey you.

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