The Lexus IS dates back to 1998, when it was introduced as an entry-level luxury car mainly in Japan and the United States. Initially launched as a four-door sedan and five-door wagon , the IS didn’t receive a two-door version until the second-generation model came in 2006. However, the Japanese only built a convertible , postponing the coupe for a few more years. The much-anticipated coupe has finally arrived for the 2015 model year, about 12 months after Lexus unveiled the third-generation IS. But unlike the latter, the coupe carries the RC F nameplate.
Lexus is launching the 2015 RC F sports coupe in late October in the US market. Media and Lexus trainers are driving the car this week across the country on road and track to gain a full understanding of Lexus rear-drive, V8 powered sports GT. Our wheel time is Wednesday. Even without the drive we already know a few things about the car that are of interest.
Although this car is not intended as a direct, head-to-head competitor to the awesome BMW M4, we can draw some comparisons and contrasts to that car. BMW has moved from a V8 to a smaller, turbocharged in-line 6-cylinder engine. Lexus by contrast will use its powerful 5.0-liter V8 engine which is capable of operating on both the Otto and Atkinson combustion cycles. The Lexus engine is more powerful by 42 horsepower. It has 467. The BMW 425.
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