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|The final result is dictated by a simple drag race to the start that the BMW wins handily. Over the ensuing 14 corners, the Lexus sometimes gains with higher braking g's; the BMW offsets that with harder spurts of acceleration and higher speeds wherever the course challenges their stability. By the finish, the two are not quite being bumper cars, but are pretty close.|
We preferred the Lexus around town, as it’s a more interesting car to sit in thanks to its wealth of technical and visual details. The styling may be a large miss, but we admire the effort. And we were genuinely impressed with the ground the RC F made up on the racetrack. It offers performance similar to the M4’s, but it feels friendlier.
Alas, we picked the M4 when it came down to the car we’d rather take home. Its engine lacks the Lexus’ aural satisfaction, but its powerband over-delivers. Its suspension works excellently on a bumpy racetrack and isn’t exceptionally rough on normal roads. Overall, it offers a higher performance envelope than the Lexus, and while it might take more time to get accustomed to, we found more engagement and satisfaction in the process.