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From BMW Blog, its a fair piece that actually considers the RC-F wasn't built for the track...

2015 Lexus RC F Review

Summing up the Lexus RC F in one statement is difficult but I would have to go with jack-of-all-trades. I was pleasantly surprised with the fun had in Lexus’ newest sport car. Compared to the benchmark of the segment, the BMW M4, it is a close call as an all-round performer.

Admittedly, if I were to attend a track day, the M4 is going to be my weapon of choice in nearly every case. It is nimbler and more tactile, and has the party piece twin-scroll S55 straight-six with gobs of torque and, if you’re willing to pay for it, unbreakable ceramic brakes. Juxtaposed to that, the Lexus RC F lacks the sophisticated double-clutch gearbox and decades of racing pedigree but still manages to hold its own for a few laps.

However, calling the ball game there means you would be seriously shortchanging the Lexus.

While it lags a bit behind the BMW on track prowess, the RC F’s poise on the road coupled with the rev-centric V8 and relative luxury make for a great GT car. We’ll cover more on the road test portion of the RC F but priced from $62,400, anyone shopping for an M4 is doing themselves a disservice if they don’t take a serious look at the latest offering from Lexus.
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This is probably one of the best ways to put it:

the RC F’s poise on the road coupled with the rev-centric V8 and relative luxury make for a great GT car.
The RC-F isn't all that great when compared to other vehicles in it's segment but a great step forward for the brand, hopefully over time, if it's what they want to do, they'll make it more of a sports car than a GT car, much like the M4.
This is probably one of the best ways to put it:



The RC-F isn't all that great when compared to other vehicles in it's segment but a great step forward for the brand, hopefully over time, if it's what they want to do, they'll make it more of a sports car than a GT car, much like the M4.
Based on what metric, and if that's the case why are you here?
What made you like the Lexus more? Also, how did you get so lucky to drive them both last week?
Because he's a journalist...

hey guys,
i was lucky enough to drive the M4 and RC-F a few weeks ago. i strongly preferred the Lexus.

VIDEO LINK below...
4K Track Drive Review - 2015 Lexus RCF - YouTube




FULL REVIEW LINK...
Best of Awards - 2015 Lexus RC-F Review in 3 Videos, 170 Photos and 467 Reasons It Beats BMW M4

Interesting, what other performance coupes have you driven in the past?
I find that a good portion of people prefer the M4 over RC-F after comparing them in whole
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