While Toyota is over there with their BMW Z4 Coupe, this is the real Supra. Just with a V8. You know, if Toyota swapped in the 3.4 liter V35A twin turbo V6 from the LC500, tuned it to 450 hp, gave it a manual, and swapped it into an RC F with different bodywork, it’d basically be a Supra.
[2018 Lexus RC F Carbon] Motor Trend 7/2018 test results [published in "Ultimate Grand Tourers" page on this issue date]: 0-30 mph = 1.6 s 0-40 mph = 2.2 s 0-50 mph = 3.2 s 0-60 mph = 4.1 s 0-70 mph = 5.3 s 0-80 mph = 6.1 s 0-90 mph = 7.3 s 0-100 mph = 8.9 s 1/4-mile = 12.5 s / 114.3 mph Figure-8 = 22.3 s / 1.02 g Lateral acceleration = 0.98 g Willow Springs = 82.98 s
Wow that's a great 0-60 time, I was hoping we would see a test break into the 3s, Couple things I noticed, how is it that they got 3540lbs on the GT 5.0 when everyone's else Is getting 37-3800lbs? And man that Viper, an old Skool manual and still the awesomest car there.
The shape is wonderful, I wont deny that, But wether people said they were boring or not, Is no excuse for making an ugly car, I know everything about a car is subjective, but still, But at least its rivals have the looks, M4/5.0/C7/C4S/ all those cars are nice to look at and will most likely cream this thing in every performance category. Still, Im glad they have a N/A 5.9 V8 and not some 3.2L TT V6, God i am so sick of this downsizing bullshite (However i am glad they bought the I6 for the 3 back(Id rather it be N/a like Bmw M/// Use to be..)
@Apathy, we probably don't agree on the RC F's styling... ;) but I definitely agree with you on the powerplant. DI turbo motors are cool, and have their place. But I love the fact that Lexus stuck with a N/A V8 motor!
In person, I'm still not completely sold on it. The front just stands out too much. It says "LOOK AT ME!!!" You can say the same about other sporty coupes, but the Lexus does it in spades by looking overly bold and somewhat unpleasant (IMO)
It doesn't look very pretty to me at all. It's just flashy (again, IMO).
I will say this though, I'm glad Lexus stuck with the 5.0l V8. The competitor DI turbo cars might have more torque, but there's something cool and visceral about a V8.