Seriously powerful small high performance luxury coupes can be counted on one hand. Actually I only need four fingers. There’s the BMW M4, the Mercedes C63, the Cadillac ATS-V and the subject of this review: The 2017 Lexus RC F.
Lexus lovers had been waiting for the RC F since the earth cooled and we rose from the slime. The brand’s devotees always wanted a sexy coupe with the style, power and handling to take on the best from Germany and America, but Lexus, which first appeared in 1989, had other dragons to slay.
When the time came to finally create the RC F, Lexus engineers followed the old American muscle car playbook written by John Z. Delorean in 1964. They took their largest engine, a 467-hp 5.0-liter V8, and stuffed it into their smallest rear-wheel drive coupe. It works every time.
Let's take a closer look at the 2017 Lexus RC F.