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RC F 9 9.57%
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      12-04-2013, 07:46 PM   #23
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I dig the new Lex a lot, EXCEPT the exhaust tip design. What are they thinking. FAIL.
I'll grant you the exhaust design is just unnecessarily horrid. Just don't understand that at all.
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      12-05-2013, 12:51 AM   #24
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I think it's way too early to compare the two cars, but after seeing the rear seats in the RC it looks completely unusable, I would rather have an M4 where you can fit people back there in a pinch
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      12-05-2013, 04:10 AM   #25
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Lexus' are for girls... I've never known a man to drive one

Ok an LFA would be the one anomaly... But Paris Hilton has one

I would recommend choosing one over the new infiniti/skyline q5/60 or whatever it is called

I'm not sure why anyone would compare a Toyota to a BMW
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      12-05-2013, 05:21 AM   #26
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This is EXACTLY what it reminds me of, I have said so many times.

No, would never go Lexus. I just have a pejudice against japanese cars...

I have test driven my buddy's IS-F, and found it insipide.
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      12-05-2013, 11:35 AM   #27
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Lexus' are for girls... I've never known a man to drive one

Ok an LFA would be the one anomaly... But Paris Hilton has one

I would recommend choosing one over the new infiniti/skyline q5/60 or whatever it is called

I'm not sure why anyone would compare a Toyota to a BMW
Well kim kardashian has a white 458 lol. Im pretty sure paris hilton has a bunch of other "girl" cars lol. May be the dumbest girl on earth but is ballin'
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The RC-F definitely has potential but I am typically Asian-car averse, largely due to where I live and the social stigma attached to high-priced Asian cars here.
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I declined to even drive the IS-F on the track because it has an 8 speed automatic transmission. I couldn't get my head around why you'd want 8 speeds in a track car. You can probably drive the entire course in 4th.
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I wouldn't have a Toyota gift wrapped, sorry Lexus lol who buys those!
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I'll grant you the exhaust design is just unnecessarily horrid. Just don't understand that at all.

One would hope that aftermarket companies have a solution for that ASAP. As silly as it sounds that exhaust is a reason enough for me NOT to even consider that car.
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      12-05-2013, 02:23 PM   #32
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      12-10-2013, 05:24 AM   #34
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is the RCF still slated to have a 5.0l V8 making about 460 hp and be priced around 100k. Everything sounds great about that except the price. Will there be a true Lexus M4 competitor as close to it in price and performance as the IS-F was to the M3?
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Agree on the Lexus exhaust pipes. Argh.
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swamp, there are indeed rumors to that effect, but I'm sure you are as skeptical about that price claim as myself and others. The standard RC has already debuted and it is very clear they are targeting the 4 Series, A5/S5, G37 (soon to be Q60), C Class coupe, and ATS coupe. In other words this is the would-be IS coupe. So then it is pretty unlikely, at least to me, that they intend to charge six figures for the performance RC-F model.

As for the engine rumor, it is much more believable. It is going to be interesting to see if they let it rev this time around. The IS-F had a redline of 6800 RPM, I think they will have raised it as part of the effort to get 10% more power (or more).

This car could be the answer for those who want the Mustang engine in a package with more luxury features.

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is the RCF still slated to have a 5.0l V8 making about 460 hp and be priced around 100k. Everything sounds great about that except the price. Will there be a true Lexus M4 competitor as close to it in price and performance as the IS-F was to the M3?
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Thoughts now that official pics have been unveiled?

http://f80.bimmerpost.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=932511
Justifies my original vote
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UPDATE 1/09/14:

Preliminary specs for the RC-F:
5L V8
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384 lb-ft Toque
3970 LBS
7300 RPM redline
Automatic Transmission only (No DCT)
Tires: Michelin Pilot Super Sports sized 255/35 in front, 275/35 in back.








The lexus also features a fuel saving technology borrowed from the Prius according to MT

"A switch to electric phasing on all four cams brings greater variability and precision, and lets the engine borrow the Prius' more efficient Atkinson cycle operation during low-demand cruising conditions. So, while BMW downsized its M3/M4 engine from a 4.0-liter V-8 to a 3.0-liter I-6 and added twin turbochargers to compensate, Lexus virtually downsizes its 5.0-liter V-8 to roughly a 4.2-liter just by leaving the intake valves open for part of the compression stroke during Atkinson operation."

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I love my wife's '14 IS350 and I wouldn't hesitate to give the RC-f serious consideration.
exactly.. my wife likes lexus also because its so quiet n comfy. it will stay with my wife, not a car for me.
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The only redeeming quality of the RC-F is the NA V8 engine. Everything else -- from the exterior design, to the bloated weight, to the automatic transmission -- is no bueno.

If this thing were 700 pounds lighter, had cleaner exterior lines, didn't have those crazy front and rear overhangs, and had a DCT transmission, then it would be something worth discussing.
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The only redeeming quality of the RC-F is the NA V8 engine. Everything else -- from the exterior design, to the bloated weight, to the automatic transmission -- is no bueno.
But even the V8 engine could be better; <100 Hp per Liter, doesn't rev as high as the M4 and has less torque than the M4 =/
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But even the V8 engine could be better; <100 Hp per Liter, doesn't rev as high as the M4 and has less torque than the M4 =/
By definition, anything could always be better. I'm not too worried about 380+ ft/lbs of torque not being enough, but yeah, it sure would be nice if that thing revved to 8,500RPMs or so.

If this thing is Lexus' baby LFA, then they missed the mark.
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is the RCF still slated to have a 5.0l V8 making about 460 hp and be priced around 100k. Everything sounds great about that except the price. Will there be a true Lexus M4 competitor as close to it in price and performance as the IS-F was to the M3?
Where the hell have i been under a rock? This thing is 100K!!?
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