The RC F is the speed demon of the family. In addition to the brawny V8, it gets a specially-tuned eight-speed automatic transmission, a limited-slip differential, and an adaptive sport suspension. Outside of the performance department, the RC F looks much like the other trims, with synthetic leather upholstery and the 7-inch infotainment screen to start.
Luxury features like leather upholstery and heated front seats come in the Premium Package, which costs $4,875 here. It can be combined with carbon-fiber aerodynamic elements and carbon-fiber trim for a total of $11,000.
If the RC F still doesn’t have enough performance to satisfy, the Fuji Speedway Edition takes track days to the next level. With a fixed rear wing, carbon-ceramic brakes, and a titanium exhaust, the Fuji edition is lighter, faster, and grippier. As a package, it’s more expensive than many new cars at an extra $31,225 over the RC F.
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The middle trim is the sweet spot in the 2021 Lexus RC lineup. The base engine is nothing to write home about, but with the V6 engine makes for a decent combination of luxury and performance.