Lexus RCF 2016 Review

Lexus RCF 2016 Review

As far as looks go, the Lexus RCF treads the fine line between pretty cool and way over the top. At a glance, its exterior is pretty attractive, but the longer you look at it, the more it looks like the kind of car that might transform into a robot in a Michael Bay movie—and that’s not a good thing. Of course, there’s so much more to a car than the way it looks on the outside.

On the inside, the RCF is a beauty. In fact, its interior could be its strongest asset. The upholstery is elegant and smoothly-stitched, while the dash looks like it belongs in a much more expensive vehicle. Unfortunately, the RCF loses points for its cramped back seat. Unless you’re the size of a jellybean, you won’t want to spend much time back there.

Now, onto the guts. The Lexus RCF is armed with a 5.0-liter V-8 engine rated at 467 horsepower. And while that sounds pretty nice on its own, the car is just too heavy to realize its driving potential—its almost 4000 lbs.

The Lexus RCF has plenty of strengths, but regrettably, most of those strengths come with an asterisk attached. Its exterior is cool, but it borders on tacky. Its interior is classy, but it’s too cramped. Under the hood, it packs some muscle, but that muscle is restrained by its weight. Of course, this isn’t to suggest we didn’t have an awesome time driving it.