The Lexus RCF Track Edition is a Waste of Money - (Track) One Take

The Lexus RCF costs $67,000, and despite its nearly flawless 5.0L V8 engine, is kind of a stretch at that price, and, frankly, not much of an athlete either. This is the Track Edition, which is designed to remedy some of those issues. It's got ceramic brakes, upgraded wheels and tires, a carbon fiber hood and wing, and a stiffened suspension, saving a total o 176 lbs from the stock car's 3,900 lb heft. It also costs nearly $97,000, four large more than the absolutely stunning, unapologetic, and brilliant LC500. On the track, especially surrounded by other PCOTY entrants, it simply isn't much fun, and certainly isn't $30,000 more fun than the car on which it's based. Basically, it's Lexus's version of the M4 GTS, a car which is not good either. Save your money and get a GS-F or LC500 while Lexus still makes this phenomenal engine.

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