The RC F is the performance version of the aggressively styled Lexus RC coupe line-up. Starting at $83,150, this BMW M4 competitor was brand new for 2015 so it's unchanged for 2016. But that's fine, because it still has a 467 hp, 5.0L V8 driving the rear wheels through an eight-speed automatic and a limited slip differential. All that power gets a fuel economy rating of 15.2 L/100 km city, 9.5 L/100 km highway.
Inside is a heated, power telescoping leather wheel with paddle shifters, a 17-speaker Mark Levinson audio system, 7.0-inch screen for the infotainment and navigation, eight-way power heated and ventilated leather front seats, sport gauges with a full TFT display, a g-force meter so you can see how hard the 235 mm front and 255 mm wide rear summer tires on 19-inch wheels will let you corner, and a torque distribution meter. There is also push button start, keyless access, parking assist and radar cruise control. You'll also get blind spot warning, LED brake lights, and lane departure and cross traffic alerts. The RC F has LED headlights and, interestingly, water repelling glass for the windows.
The $7,400 performance package adds a torque vectoring rear differential, unique alloys in the same 190inch side, and most notably drops the power moonroof in favour of a full carbon fibre roof to save weight, and an active rear spoiler.