CAR Magazine Comparison: Lexus RC F Wins Over BMW M4 & Ford Mustang

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First time I've seen a magazine review the RC F with the carbon package.
 

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Its a really good read for those that haven't read it in full.
 

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honestly a lot of controversy regarding the RC-F
i donno maybe the frankenstein structure of 3 different chassis harm it a lot
honestly hope they fixed all the down falls by the next generation
 

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Excellent and thorough article, far better than superficial short test drive reviews. 2 of my favorites floated to the top here (RC-F, 'Stang GT and C-class coupe all being considered for my next weekend vehicle).
 

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Good article, but it makes you wonder, though, where the Camaro SS would have ranked, given its excellent Cadillac ATS-V-sourced chassis.
 

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Well done to Lexus! Nice to be top for a change and no excuse, this car was designed to be a winner and it therefore must be - Lexus knew what they had to take on and they have and good on them.
 

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Now I wish the enthusiasts would stop calling for turbos on lexus. RCF and GSF are the best cars out there because of this N/A V8. Infact I would not mind if lexus made this engine more efficient and keep it for the next gen F. I see no point in accelerating to 60 faster then the RCF does for the F brand
 

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Note: GM doesn't do a RHD version of Camaro, like Ford does w/Mustang (as it relates to UK article/topic here).
 
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Note: GM doesn't do a RHD version of Camaro, like Ford does w/Mustang (as it relates to UK article/topic here).
Agreed, but that was part of my point....one can only wonder how the Camaro SS would have fared if they DID. That ATS-V chassis is getting quite a reputation.

Back to the article, I have to agree with a couple of the previous posters that, for some things, at least, there's no replacement for displacement. Turbos and superchargers, of course, can add HP/torque to small-displacement engines, but introduce complexity and a number of (potential) problems and issues as well.
 
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