In a world where Mercedes-Benz makes compact hatchbacks, Porsche makes SUVs and BMW makes scooters, why is it unthinkable for Lexus to create a roaring sports coupe?
Yet, it is, sort of. It is not easy to imagine the straight-laced LS limo having a muscle-bound, tattoo-baring cousin. True, the Japanese marque that has established itself as a modern byword for motoring perfection has wowed us with its LFA supercar. But that was a production run limited to only 500 units worldwide. In other words, it might as well have been made for Martians. The 4.8-litre V10 rocket is so rare that it is largely invisible.
The new Lexus RC F, on the other hand, is going to be quite visible. And quite loud. And quite fast.
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