Edmunds Senior Writer Carlos Lago tests and reviews the 2018 Lexus RC F. Because this luxury performance-oriented coupe has been around for some time now, we already know that it’s heavier than its competition and not as quick around a racetrack. But does that matter? To find out, we look at what the RC F gets right by delving into its interior and driving it at our test facility.
Q: What kind of engine and transmission does the 2018 Lexus RC F have?
A: The 2018 Lexus RC F has a 5.0-liter V8 and an eight-speed automatic transmission.
Q: How much does the 2018 Lexus RC F cost?
A: The 2018 Lexus RC F starts at $65,645, including destination. The vehicle tested in this video has a few options, including a performance package that adds the torque vectoring differential, that bring the price to $80,070.
Q: How fast is the 2018 Lexus RC F?
A: During testing, the 2018 Lexus RC F reached 60 mph in 4.9 seconds (4.6 seconds with a 1-foot rollout, as on a drag strip) and clocked a quarter-mile time of 13.2 seconds at 108.4 mph.
Q: What are the 2018 Lexus RC F’s main competitors?
A: There are a number of performance-oriented luxury coupes out there, but the closest in terms of size, price and intent are the Audi RS 5, the BMW M4 and the Mercedes-AMG C 63 S Coupe. Each enjoys different advantages over the Lexus, but none are available with a naturally aspirated (non-turbo) V8 engine.
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