2023 Lexus RC F with its aggressive styling throws off a big clue that this V8–powered coupe is something special. Although it’s based on the quiet RC coupe, the RC F delivers 472 horsepower, an adaptive suspension, Brembo six-piston brakes, and a limited-slip rear differential. All this makes it the ultimate RC. But still, the RC F isn’t quite a player when compared to rivals such as the Audi RS5 or the BMW M4 when it comes to performance and handling. However, the RC F’s front seats are comfortable and supportive for such duty and a host of driver assists come standard, too. The RC F is more focused on performance by cutting down 180 lb weight when compared to the RC. This was made possible with the extensive use of carbon fiber and lighter 19-inch wheels.
What’s New In 2023 Lexus RC F?
The RC Fuji Speedway Edition comes with a well-refined V8 engine that provides smooth city driving dynamics. Even after the cut-down of weight, the vehicle still weighs more than 3,700 pounds. And installed with carbon-ceramic Brembo brakes the vehicle provides a better braking distance than the regular model. Tis special edition of the vehicle is presented in exclusive Electric Surge exterior color (a unique blue color made by Lexus) and is limited to only 50 units.
2023 Lexus RC F Engine & Performance
Every 2023 Lexus RC F coupes are powered by a 5.0-liter V8 engine that pumps out 472 horsepower and 395 pound-feet of torque. Paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission, it sends power to the rear wheels. On testing, the RC F receives a slight power boost and a lighter curb weight, which allowed it to gallop to 60 in just 4.1 seconds. While the Fuji Speedway Edition did it in 4 seconds flat. Even with slight improvements, other picks in this segment provide quicker acceleration. The RC F comes with drive-mode settings as standard, which allows you to customize the car’s performance. Its smooth handling makes it a comfortable option for everyday driving. The car has a top speed of 168 mph.
|2023 Lexus RC F Mileage||City||Highway|
|RC F||16 mpg||24 mpg|
As per the EPA, the Lexus RC F has an estimated mileage of 16/24 mpg city/highway. Unfortunately, it is less fuel-efficient on the highway than rival coupe such as the RWD BMW M4 (16/25 mpg).
Dimensions & Airbags
|2023 Lexus RC F Dimensions|
|Cargo Volume||10 ft3|
The Japanese marque has equipped the RC F with the tech features, that modern buyers crave for. Base models come with Scout GPS Link navigation and a 10-speaker audio system with SiriusXM satellite radio. Bluetooth is standard, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are both available with hassle-free device integration. All models are equipped with Amazon Alexa compatibility as well as a Wi-Fi hotspot.
|2023 Lexus RC F Trims||Price (USD)|
|RC F Fuji Speedway Edition||$102,170|
We guess most shoppers will be pleased with the RC F’s base model, which is sold with an appealing range of standard equipment. The RC F floats on 19-inch forged-aluminum wheels, and comes with exterior features such as a spoiler, a black grille with metallic accents, automatic LED headlights, LED brake lights, rain-sensing windshield wipers, and heated side view mirrors with integrated turn signals.
Specifications & Top-Speed
|2023 Lexus RC F Specifications||Specs|
|Engine||DOHC 32-valve V8|
|0-60 MPH||4.0 sec|
|0-100 MPH||9.5 sec|
|1/4 Mile||12.4 sec|
|Top Speed||168 mph|