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Jeremy Clarkson to Drive Lexus RC F in Next Top Gear Episode

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On next week’s episode of Top Gear, Jeremy Clarkson will get behind the wheel of the Lexus RC F — here’s the full description for the March 1st episode:

Richard Hammond is air-lifted onto a mountain in the wilderness of Canada with a watch that he can send a distress signal from. Unfortunately for Hammond, in his case, the signal is to be received and acted upon by none other than Clarkson and May. Reluctantly, the pair set off on an epic quest to rescue their colleague using two pickup trucks: a Hennessy Velociraptor and a Chevrolet Silverado.

Clarkson hits the test track, for the first time this season, in the all-new Lexus RC F coupe. Gillian Anderson will be the seventh celebrity in series twenty-two to take to the Top Gear test track in the reasonably priced car.

As Lexus fans know all too well, Jeremy Clarkson talking about the brand can go one of two ways — regardless, I’m looking forward to seeing what he thinks of the RC F.

[Source: Final Gear]

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    ThePenguin
  • February 23, 2015
It'll be interesting to see what he says! However, knowing his review style, I have a feeling it'll be a constant comparison to the M4.
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    Ray99
  • February 23, 2015
The best thing he might say RC F is the second best car after LFA.
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Jezza said that he quite liked the RC F on the show before, but I wonder if he had driven the car yet during that time. Fingers crossed! I am sure that he will point out many positives.
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    DDas
  • February 23, 2015
I feel like he will like the RCF if he loved the LFA. Let's be honest for a second: the SC430 is a beautiful vehicle but Lexus stripped its performance orientated image away and turned it into a soft, luxurious convertible. The first generation was almost a legend for Lexus and then it was completely transformed instead of improved. I feel though that the comments on the RCF will be like the others: it's too heavy...it's not as fast as the M4 (even though its 0-60 was like a second shorter). Other than that, he should like it.
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    abed-RCF
  • February 23, 2015
i am waiting for the trailer...to have a glimpse about what clarkson will say about it...hope he loves it...
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    ISF-11
  • February 23, 2015
I think it will be on the negative side ...he hinted on this article when reviewing NX 300h (which he actually liked!): "Only recently I tried the new RC F, which is a four-seat, two-door sports coupé priced and powered to compete with the BMW M4. And despite what my colleague said last week, it misses the target by about 217 miles, partly because it weighs more than the Atlantic Ocean and partly because you drive around everywhere in a wail of dreary understeer." http://www.driving.co.uk/car-reviews/the-clarkson-review-lexus-nx-300h-premier-2015/
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    abed-RCF
  • February 23, 2015
then he wont be the first one...its known that the RC-F is not the best in its category, but you will appreciate it if your looking for something more special than the germans...at least he likes the LF-A ....
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    ThePenguin
  • February 23, 2015
It'll be interesting to see what he says! However, knowing his review style, I have a feeling it'll be a constant comparison to the M4.

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