New 2023 Lexus RC F (Overview). HIGHS
– Spicy looks, comfortable ride for a sporty car, spacious for front passengers.
– Not as powerful or quick as rivals, handling could be sharper, cramped rear seat.
– The RC isn’t nearly as racy as its exterior styling suggests but it’s a relatively affordable sports coupe that offers plenty of comfort to go along with its high style.
The RC F has a smooth ride, but it can’t change the fundamental problem with this car: its heavy mass. Beyond that, the RC F is also the oldest car in its segment, and it shows in terms of performance and technology. It’s a sporty coupe but it underperforms compared to its peers.
V8 engine has buckets of personality
Comfortable seats and a comfortable ride
Lower cost of entry than competitors
Excellent build quality
Hefty weight hampers virtually every dynamic element
Frustrating and distracting infotainment interface
Tech features lag the competition
– What’s new
No significant changes are expected for 2023
Part of the first RC F generation introduced for 2014
The Lexus RC F is a rear-wheel-drive high-performance luxury coupe that’s propelled by a vigorous V8. The engine is shared with the IS 500 sedan and the more expensive LC 500 coupe and is the RC F’s centerpiece. It’s a non-turbocharged unit that delivers something its rivals can’t: a captivating soundtrack that will make you want to stomp on the gas pedal forever.