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2021 Lexus RC 350 F Sport Performance Coupe Pleaser

Focusing on the build quality, lush interior appointments, and the precision design of the 2021 Lexus RC 350 F sport coupe … seems just this side of damning with faint praise.

The Lexus RC 350 F throws down against US and Euro muscle coupes, with a lighter touch and less overt aggression. On a recent test drive the street cred of this sculpted rig was confirmed … when a pick-up truck stickered with tuner gear brand names rolled up and the driver burst into an exuberant encomium of its specs and the super- awesomeness of the deep red lacquer paint job.

Under the tapered hood crowned with the distinctive Lexus front grill and lighting array, a 3.5 liter V6 churns out 311 horsepower which the rear-wheel drive, and optional AWD setup, transfer to the pavement with an impressive grip and good energy. A monster RC F V8 edition unleashes 472 horses.

Inside comfort and convenience converge with a clean gauge cluster, heads up display, and a nicely integrated center dash 7 inch infotainment screen. Safety is updated with added driver assistance aids in this $49,500 sport coupe.