The 2020 Lexus RC F is a sporty and stylish muscle car that is an upgrade to the luxurious Lexus RC coupe. One of the first aspects I noticed was the updated exterior look. It features restyled tail lights, grille, and headlights. This car gets a lot of attention while driving and parked. It’s a fun car to drive and it’s easy to get hooked on this beautiful sports car from Lexus.
The highlights of the Lexus RC F are what you would expect. Acceleration, handling and overall performance. The interior and exterior attributes of the car are also compelling reasons to own one.
The RC F offers a soft driving experience, which is augmented by the F Sport seats that not only look good but are extremely comfortable. Its front F-adaptive variable suspension, which consists of coil spring and monotube gas SACHS shock absorbers with a hollow stabilizer bar, adds to the smooth driving experience. The same applies to the rear axle, which also comes with an independent multi-link suspension.
Handling is great and drivers receive great feedback. Body control, grip, directional stability, and traction all feel great. Steering is quite impressive. Cornering balance is reasonable especially in the Slalom mode on the Torque Venturing Differential. While it may not be the most agile in its class, it manages to be the most comfortable in terms of overall ride quality.
One of the highlights of the car is the upgraded engine performance, which gives the standard engine a boost of 5HP and a torque boost of 6 lb-ft compared to the 2019 model year. The suspension has been re-tuned and the weight has been cut back as well.
The interior of the Lexus RC F is both comfortable and elegant. It is surprisingly spacious, a term that is rarely used when describing a sports coupe. During the test drive, the cabin felt roomier than I expected. The instrument panel is well laid out and features a 10.3-inch screen, which is controlled using a remote touchpad that is placed within easy reach of the driver.
The 10-way power seats leather seats are very comfortable and they come with great neck and back support. They are form fitting and hug around you comfortably. You will feel snug and secure which helps in the overall driving experience.
The Lexus RC F comes with a strikingly impressive exterior. It has a refined exterior look that includes a color-keyed front spoiler, speed activated rear wing, and a rear diffuser. Other exterior features include a black grille, automatic LED headlights, rain-sensing windshield wipers, heated side mirrors with integrated turn signals, and LED brake lights. In general, the exterior of the RC F looks elegant and refined.The 19-inch forged aluminum wheels add to the bold exterior.
Engine / Powertrain
A 5-liter 8-cylinder engine that delivers 472 HP and 395 lb-ft of torque powers the 2020 Lexus RC F. It has an eight-speed transmission that sends power to the rear wheels. The powerful engine can take this coupe from 0 to 60 MPH in just 4.2 seconds. This year’s model can achieve high torque and horsepower thanks to the changes made to numerous components. They include a new composite rear bumper support, hollow axles, aluminum suspension parts, and a smaller air condition compressor. All these changes have helped to reduce the weight of the RC F by 55 pounds.
The 2020 Lexus RC F comes with several safety components. They include a collision-avoidance system, automatic emergency braking coupled with pedestrian detection, blind spot monitoring, active lane control, automatic high beams, and adaptive cruise control. It also features a rearview camera and eight airbags. For the first ten years of ownership, you will receive the Lexus Enform Safety Connect and the Service Connect.
Many reviewers agree the 2020 RC F has made marked improvements over the 2019 RC F, especially in terms of handling dynamics and weight. The performance is more balanced and elegant. There are practical reasons to own this car but the acceleration, exterior looks and interior comfort are what will override your sensibilities. This is a beautiful car at a great value on price.
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