What it’s like to drive the $134k Lexus RC F sports car


Driving in peak-hour traffic in Sydney, I pull up at the intersection, car humming as I wait for the lights to turn green.

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Getting to drive the Lexus sports coupe from the Men in Black film is quite the treat – but things can get awkward.

Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson also got to enjoy the Lexus RC F in the new Men In Black film.Source:Supplied

Driving in peak-hour traffic in Sydney, I pull up at the intersection, car humming as I wait for the lights to turn green. Out of the corner of my eye I feel the guy in the car next to me looking my way. He winds down his window, leans out and has a really, good look.

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It’s OK, though, I know what’s going on (although it doesn’t make the ogling any less awkward). The car I’m driving is the Lexus RC F, which is the vehicle featured in the latest Men in Black film.


Publisher: NewsComAu
Date: 2019-06-25T05:15:00.000Z
Author: Lisa Muxworthy
Twitter: @newscomauHQ
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Driven: Is Lexus LC500 style worth the $100k price tag?

After the somewhat disappointing review of the Lexus RCF, looking at the 2019 LC500 I couldn’t grasp how this $100,000 car was surviving in this competitive market of sport, luxury and innovation.’ With the 2019 Jaguar F-type R and Porsche 911 as competition, what would make someone purchase this car, and how does it separate itself from the rest of the Lexus line?

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Starting with the obvious, Lexus out did itself with the exterior styling of the LC500.’ It looks just like the LF-FC concept car released back in 2012, with the same extreme swooping lines leading to dramatic angular accents and details.’ The LC500 was unveiled in 2016 at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.


Publisher: ClassicCars.com Journal
Date: 2019-06-09T18:31:03-07:00
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Unlike Toyota’s Unrealistic Lexus LC Sales Expectations, Toyota Supra Sales Goals Are Downright Sensible

Now, in Ferrari-like language, Toyota says, ‘We’re operating on the basis that it’s better to have one too few than far too many,’ when it comes to the new Supra.

Toyota spokesperson Nancy Hubbell revealed to TTAC early sales goals for the fifth-generation Supra that are distinctly tempered compared with the lofty expectations Toyota divulged the last time‘it launched a high-end coupe.

But in its first full calendar year on the market, Toyota reported only 165 Lexus LC sales per month in the U.S., 59 percent short of the company’s goal. Instead of outselling competitors, the LC was easily outsold by vehicles such as the BMW 6 Series, Jaguar F-Type, and Mercedes-Benz SL. The Porsche 911 sold five times as often.

Publisher: The Truth About Cars
Date: 2019-05-29T12:57:41-04:00
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Infiniti Q50 Red Sport is flawed, but fast fun

INFINITI Q50 3.0T RED SPORT Base price: $89,990 Powertrain and performance: 3.0-litre turbo petrol V6, 298kW/475Nm, 7-speed automatic, RWD, Combined economy 9.3 litres per 100km. 0 to 100km/h 4.9 seconds. Vital statistics: 4810mm long, 1445mm high, 2850mm wheelbase, luggage capacity 500 litres, 19-inch alloy wheels with 245/40 tyres. We like: Bullish RWD attitude. Seriously good bang for your buck performance. It’s not a BMW, Audi or Mercedes-Benz. We don’t like: Having to explain that it’s not a used import. Getting old. Steering keeps you at a distance.

Premium sporting sedans are still a thing, despite the world’s current hunger for everything SUV. And while the Germans dominate the sector, they aren’t the only ones that play there – the Japanese do too.


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