Blue Thunder

Blue Thunder

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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Also, check out the December 2014 issue for these stories:
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Band of Smiles: We drive the Toyota Vios, Nissan Almera and Honda City to find the budget saloon from the Land of Smiles that puts the biggest grin on the face of a new driver getting his first car
"Scooting" Across Europe: This writer rode his Vespa on a three-month-long, 13,563km “pilgrimage” to some of motoring’s most “holy” sites

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