Lexus RC F vs. Germany: Which Coupe Would You Choose? [Poll]
Earlier this week I got a chance to drive the new Lexus RC F, and it was a lot of fun. Maybe because I was on a track or maybe because that V8 is utterly sexy. Whatever the case, the RC F turned out to be a pretty good car. At any rate, the RC F still has the BMW M4, Mercedes C63 AMG Coupe and Audi RS 5 to look out for in its segment. Each of these cars brings a little bit of something to the table, and all, except the Lexus, hail from Germany. So the real question here is — which one of these high-powered coupes would you want to see in your driveway? Let’s take a look at each (click the links to learn more). Audi RS 5
When you take a look at the Audi RS 5 it seems like a very capable car. Given Audi’s history of building sporty coupes, you would assume that it lives up to the "Quattro" mantra.
But there is bad news. At almost $70K, it’s the most expensive, and at 4,027 lbs it’s almost as heavy as the RC F. It does, though, get to 60 quicker than the other three.
When you think about BMW, you think about M. From the 1M to the M6 and everything in between, the BMW M4 is just another cog in BMW’s sports car takeover.
It may only have a turbo-six, but at 3,604 lbs, lightness over power is the game BMW is playing. And they’re likely to win.
Lexus RC F
So having just gotten out of the Lexus RC F, I can say that it is a striking, amazingly fun car. That 5.0-liter V8 is intoxicating, and the overall styling makes all three of these cars look bland.
But in the world of sporty coupes, the Lexus RC F isn’t the sharpest, nor the most refined. Admittedly I have yet to drive the RS 5 or M4, but Audi and BMW cars in general just feel like they’ve had more engineering perfection than the Lexus.
Mercedes C63 AMG Coupe
What can you say about the Mercedes C63 AMG Coupe? Well, first, it’s not going to be here for much longer. The outgoing C63 AMG is brash and rather fussy around corners. Thankfully a whole new generation is on the way. We hope.
Good news is it does have 487 horsepower in the top end from a 6.3-liter V8. Which is nice.
So, what’ll it be? Would you go for a clean and (mostly) composed German coupe? Or do you want to be the hero with the Lexus? Click here to vote or tell us in the comments below.
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