Reviews, prices and specifications for the 2023 Lexus RC F

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It’s not the newest Lexus in its lineup, but with a 472-hp V-8 engine under its hood, the 2023 RC F is really the boisterous one. It shares its platform—and name—with the sexy-looking but warm-performing standard RC coupe. However, for the F assignment, Lexus has included every performance-enhancing piece it has in its arsenal. In addition to the thunderous V-8, all RC Fs come with adaptive suspension, upgraded Brembo brakes and a limited-slip rear differential. Even with all these hi-po mods, the RC F can’t keep up with rivals like the Audi RS5 and BMW M4 in terms of both performance and handling. The RC F is a pretty good drive car with a smoother ride than the German; it is not a thrilling and sharp road eater. Despite the luxurious cabin, the infotainment technology is outdated and controlled by a chatty touchpad. But Lexus equips every model with a competitive suite of driver assistance that includes adaptive cruise control and lane-keeping assistance.

What’s New for 2023?

The RC F is largely unchanged for 2023, but Lexus is happy to trade the car’s outdated infotainment system for a more modern one that uses a touchscreen rather than a console-mounted touchpad. Elsewhere, the more racing Fuji Speedway Edition model now comes with updated Hitachi shocks and can be painted in a new color called Incognito.

Price and Which One to Buy


Fuji Speedway RC F Edition


We think most people who want the RC F will be happy with the base model, which ships with an attractive range of standard equipment. The base RC F rides on 19-inch forged aluminum wheels and is equipped with exterior features such as a spoiler, black grille with metallic accents, automatic LED headlights, LED brake lights, rain-detecting windshield wipers and heated side mirrors. with integrated turn signal. The list of standard interior features includes simulated leather seats, a manually adjustable tilt-and-telescoping steering column, and auto-dimming mirrors. All RC F models come with the Lexus Safety System+ suite of driver assistance technologies, and these include technologies such as forward collision warning and adaptive cruise control.

Engine, Transmission and Performance

All of the 2023 Lexus RC F coupes are powered by a 5.0-liter V-8 engine that produces 472 horsepower and 395 pound-feet of torque. An eight-speed automatic transmission sends power to the rear wheels. During our test back in 2014, the RC F made it from zero to 60 mph in 4.3 seconds. In 2020, the RC F received a slight increase in power and a lighter curb weight, allowing it to reach 60 in just 4.1 seconds; Fuji Speedway Edition does it in 4.0 seconds. Even with this slight upgrade, few others in the high-performance coupe segment deliver quicker acceleration. For example, a The M4 that comes with the manual we tested takes it from a standstill to 60 mph in 3.8 seconds. The RC F comes standard with a driving mode setting that lets you customize the car’s performance. Its smooth handling makes it a comfortable choice for everyday driving, it’s just not the formidable performance weapon the looks would have you believe it to be.

Real World Fuel and MPG Savings

According to the EPA, the Lexus RC F achieves 16/24 mpg city/highway mileage. It’s less fuel efficient on the highway than rival coupes like the rear-drive BMW M4 (16/25 mpg). On our 75 mph highway fuel economy test, the RC F managed to beat EPA estimates with a yield of 26 mpg. For more information on the RC F’s fuel economy, visit EPA website.

Interior, Comfort and Cargo

The RC F cab is noted for its luxurious comfort and elegant design. The front seats are a pleasant place to spend your journey, and the interior is stylish and premium materials. Technically, the coupe provides seating for four passengers, but the cramped rear seats are best used for cargo storage. In back, the RC F’s trunk offers 10 cubic feet of space for your belongings. That’s less space than you get with rivals like the BMW M4 coupe (12 cubic feet) and Mercedes-AMG C43 4Matic (11 cubic feet).

Infotainment and Connectivity

Lexus has equipped the RC F with the technological features modern buyers crave. The base model features a 10-speaker audio system with SiriusXM satellite radio. Bluetooth connectivity is standard, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are both ready for hassle-free device integration. All models come with Amazon Alexa compatibility as well as a Wi-Fi hotspot that allows you to easily connect to the internet. The infotainment system comes standard with an 8.0-inch display screen; a larger 10.3-inch screen is available as an upgrade. Integrated navigation and Mark Levinson voice system are optional.

Safety and Driver Assistance Features

All models come with a number driver assistance technology as standard, includes lane keeping assist, pedestrian detection and adaptive cruise control. For more information about the RC F crash test results, visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) website. Key safety features include:

  • Standard forward collision warning with pedestrian detection
  • Standard lane departure alerts with lane maintenance assistance
  • Standard adaptive cruise control

Warranty and Maintenance Coverage

Lexus offers strong warranty coverage that goes beyond the coverage offered by competitors such as BMW and Mercedes-Benz.

  • The limited warranty covers four years or 50,000 miles
  • The powertrain warranty covers six years or 70,000 miles
  • Free maintenance is covered for one year or 10,000 miles



lexus rc f 2020

front engine, rear wheel drive, 2+2 passengers, 2 door coupe

$89,060 (base price: $65,925)

DOHC 32-valve V-8, aluminum block and head, ports and direct fuel injection

303 in34969 cm3

472 hp @ 7100 rpm

395 lb-ft @ 4800 rpm

8 speed automatic

Suspension (F/R): control arm/multilink
Brakes (F/R): 15.0-in vented disc/13.6-in vented disc
Tires: Michelin Pilot Sport 4S, F: 255/35R-19 (92Y) R: 275/35R-19 (96Y)

Wheelbase: 107.5 inches
Length: 185.2 inches
Width: 72.6 inches
Height: 54.7 inches
Passenger volume: 75 feet3
Luggage volume: 10 feet3
Curb weight: 4017 lb

60 mph: 4.1 seconds
100 mph: 10.0 seconds
130 mph: 17.0 sec
150 mph: 24.6 seconds
Rolling start, 5–60 mph: 4.5 seconds
Top gear, 30–50 mph: 3.0 sec
Top gear, 50–70 mph: 3.3 sec
1/4 mile: 12.7 seconds @ 113 mph
Top speed (mfr claims): 170 mph
Braking, 70–0 mph: 163 ft
Braking, 100–0 mph: 323 ft
Roadblock, 300 ft diameter skidpad: 0.98 g

The standing-start acceleration time eliminates a 1-foot launch from 0.3 seconds.

Observed: 16 mpg
Driving on the highway 75 mph: 27 mpg
Highway range: 460 miles

Combined/city/highway: 19/16/24 mpg

lexus rc f fuji 2021
Vehicle Type: front engine, rear wheel drive, 2+2 passengers, 2 door coupe

Basic/As Tested: $98,225/$103,250
Options: Mark Levinson navigation and audio, $2725; LED headlamp, $1160; parking assistance, $500; illuminated doorway, $450; all-weather floor mats, $170; carpet trunk mat, $120

DOHC 32-valve V-8, aluminum block and head, ports and direct fuel injection
Displacement: 303 inches34969 cm3
Power: 472 hp @ 7100 rpm
Torque: 395 lb-ft @ 4800 rpm
Transmission: 8 speed automatic

Suspension, F/R: control arm/multilink
Brakes, F/R: 15.0-in vented, cross-bored, carbon-ceramic disc/13.6-in vented, cross-bored, carbon-ceramic disc
Tires: Michelin Pilot Sport 4S
F: 255/35R-19 (92Y)
R: 275/35R-19 (96Y)

Wheelbase: 107.5 inches
Length: 185.4 inches
Width: 72.6 inches
Height: 54.7 inches
Passenger Volume: 74 ft3
Trunk Volume: 10 ft3
Restraint Weight: 3839 lb

60 mph: 4.0 seconds
100 mph: 9.5 seconds
1/4-Mile: 12.4 seconds @ 115 mph
130 mph: 16.2 sec
150 mph: 23.2 seconds

The above result removes 1 foot launch from 0.2 seconds.
Rolling Start, 5–60 mph: 4.3 seconds
Top Gear, 30–50 mph: 2.9 sec
Top Gear, 50–70 mph: 3.1 sec
Top Speed ​​(mfr claims): 168 mph
Braking, 70–0 mph: 162 ft
Braking, 100–0 mph: 320 ft
Road hold, 300 ft Skidpad: 0.94 g

Observed: 18 mpg
Driving on the Highway 75 mph: 26 mpg
Highway Range: 450 miles

Combined/City/Highway: 19/16/24 mpg

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