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Some not so good news about the RC in the May 2015 version of Car and Driver as reported by Torque News

The test we had been waiting for has now come to pass. Lexus’ RC 350 F Sport does not continue the IS 350’s win streak.
When the Lexus IS 350 F Sport beat the Audi S4 and BMW 335i in two important comparison tests about 18 months ago, we reported the news. Let’s face it, when BMW loses a comparison test in cars of this type it is news. Well, BMW lost again, but this time it is the Audi S5 that beats the pack, and it was not even close.
Car and Driver didn’t invite the BMW 435i back to this comparison because it had already lost to the Audi S5 coupe. This new comparison compared the Audi S5 to the Cadillac ATS 3.6 and Lexus RC 350 F Sport. Fans of the new RC 350 may be disappointed to hear this, but Car and Driver’s subjective (opinion-based) analysis seems spot-on. The objective facts are also against the RC 350. It has the lowest power to weight ratio in the pack, the slowest 0-60 MPH time, slowest quarter mile time, and the rest of the news is pretty much along those lines.
This does not mean that the RC 350 F Sport doesn’t have a lot going for it. Car and Driver found the RC 350 F Sport to have a “Quiet and composed ride.” The testers also had good things to say about the styling noting the RC 350 “Earns a front row from parking attendants.”
Some interesting facts from the testing are; that the heaviest car in the entire segment won the contest, all the cars tested had the same fuel economy, and the Car and Driver winner was again a German car costing better than 10% more than the second runner up. That sounds familiar.
*Car and Driver May 2015 Print Edition is referenced. Pages 82-91
2015 Lexus RC 350 F Sport finishes last in Car and Driver Comparison - Torque News
 

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In this segment most of the cars are good. I think it comes down to personal preference. Sure there are pros and cons to each vehicle but in the end you are just drawn to one over the others.
 

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I couldn't agree with you any more. The best reviewer of your car is you. So enjoy this unbelievable car. Mine should be here any day!!!!!!
Exactly. What one person is looking for out of a vehicle may not always be in line with what others want.

Always best to see reviews and the opinions of others and make your own decision out of that and what you want/need
 

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I really like mine too and could care less about a magazine review.
However, I do agree the car is under-powered. I had an 07 GS350 that was traded in for this car. I kept that car 7 years mainly because it looked great but also because it was pretty fast. Now I finally get the coupe I have been waiting years for and it is not as fast as the GS350. WITH THE SAME ENGINE!
None of the current cars with this engine are as fast as my old 07 GS.
I sell Lexus cars and drive them all the time. I know for a fact there is a difference. I am disappointed beyond belief.
But I still like my car.
I will be looking at that RC F one day though.
 

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I really like mine too and could care less about a magazine review.
However, I do agree the car is under-powered. I had an 07 GS350 that was traded in for this car. I kept that car 7 years mainly because it looked great but also because it was pretty fast. Now I finally get the coupe I have been waiting years for and it is not as fast as the GS350. WITH THE SAME ENGINE!
None of the current cars with this engine are as fast as my old 07 GS.
I sell Lexus cars and drive them all the time. I know for a fact there is a difference. I am disappointed beyond belief.
But I still like my car.
I will be looking at that RC F one day though.
CAFE/Emission regs have tightened since 07 unfortunately...
 

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Has anyone on the forum done an ECU tune to their RC350? I'd be interested in exactly what that can do for the performance of the vehicle. I'll check out that company on instagram too. Thanks.
 

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An '07 GS 350 AWD does it in 5.3 seconds and the new RC F Sport in 5.8. So you are saying in your daily driving that .5 seconds makes all the difference? In the 1/4 mile I guess it would. Just sayin.
 
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