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Old 09-04-14, 04:40 PM   #1
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I suggest that we place all news coverage here.

Autoweek obviously did not have an embargo on breaking this story...and it's awesome!

http://www.autoweek.com/article/car-...pe-first-drive

You will read at the end of the article that it had the same-driver lap time as the M4.
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Old 09-04-14, 06:39 PM   #2
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I'm anxiously awaiting reviews and specs on the RC F, and I read that article too, but it says, "Short of same-driver lap times, the seat of these pants says the BMW is the only car in the set that makes a clear-cut case for better track car." So, no same-driver lap time comparisons just yet, at least from Auto Week.
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Old 09-04-14, 06:51 PM   #3
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they are saying by feel the M4 feels like the faster track car. It doesnt look like they tested them back to back yet
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Old 09-04-14, 06:55 PM   #4
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Digital Trends review:

http://www.digitaltrends.com/cars/fi...c-350/#!bPWgmU

Not very informative, but news nonetheless.
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I'm anxiously awaiting reviews and specs on the RC F, and I read that article too, but it says, "Short of same-driver lap times, the seat of these pants says the BMW is the only car in the set that makes a clear-cut case for better track car." So, no same-driver lap time comparisons just yet, at least from Auto Week.
They wrote:

"Short of same-driver lap times, the seat of these pants says the BMW is the only car in the set that makes a clear-cut case for better track car."

Despite identical lap times, the M4, among the RS4, C63, and RCF is what this this editor prefers for the track. Trust me: there will be plenty of preferences leaning the RCF way as well.

At least, this is how I am interpreting it.
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They wrote:

"Short of same-driver lap times, the seat of these pants says the BMW is the only car in the set that makes a clear-cut case for better track car."

Despite identical lap times, the M4, among the RS4, C63, and RCF is what this this editor prefers for the track. Trust me: there will be plenty of preferences leaning the RCF way as well.

At least, this is how I am interpreting it.
I would not over-analyze that... both GS and IS are often automatically rated worse in mags, until they group test them. Just today I read Edmunds review of C class which said that IS is good competitor but lacks handling finesse of German vehicle... while we know that IS actually has the best handling finesse of them all - but only after the group tests.
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I'm excited about the RC F, and I prefer it to those other 3 cars too, but "short of..." means "not having..." rather than "despite identical...."
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What Lexus has since then put on the tire for a sports fan? Boredom of past years: forget it! Tired Drives: blown away! The RC F is probably the most beautiful and best Lexus ever - and also has a lot of potential for addiction.
http://www.focus.de/auto/fahrbericht...d_4109139.html
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Car & Driver RC F review…

"Just a few horses shy of sensational"
"the car also gained a good bit of weight, and ... feels no quicker than the IS."

proceed at your own risk...

http://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/...t-drive-review
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Second sentence in and there is a grammatical error.

"Which is why were a little surprised—pleasantly so—when we learned that Lexus would launch"

foreshadow of the great writing we have come to expect from C&D
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Review: The 2015 Lexus RC-F Redefines the Brand, But Can It Take on ze Germans?
2015 Lexus RC-F 3.5 out of 5 stars (WTF?!?)

http://www.complex.com/sports/2014/0...us-rc-f-review
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Review at Australian Car Advice.
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Why does the new Lexus RC F weigh so much?

"Maybe the metal they use in Japan is simply thicker than the stuff they use in Munich nowadays" -- Steve Sutcliffe

http://www.autocar.co.uk/blogs/new-c...-weigh-so-much

http://www.autocar.co.uk/car-review/...t-drive-review
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