2017 Lexus RC F Coupe

The 2017 Lexus RC F has the V-8 power and dynamic ability to handle a road course, but it need to drop a few pounds to match its best rivals.

The Lexus RC F doesn’t have a high-performance sheen built up over decades. Rivals like the BMW M4 have considerable laurels to rest on, in that regard. But the RC F comes the closest yet of any Lexus to nailing the elusive German recipe for track and street two-door performance.

Competition for the RC F includes the vaunted BMW M4 (formerly the M3 coupe and convertible), as well as the Audi S5, Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG coupe, and Cadillac ATS-V coupe.

The RC F was released for 2015 and for 2017 it gets standard adaptive dampers and a Scout GPS Link for cars without the navigation system. Scout GPS Link is a smartphone app that displays driving directions on the center screen.

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