Does The Lexus RC F Have In It To Beat The BMW M4 With A Third Pedal?
It is a surprisingly fascinating mixture of two vehicles with very completely different traits
by Sidd Dhimaan, on LISTEN 03: 53
Sam from ‘Sam CarLegion’ is just not new to getting completely different vehicles collectively for a collection of drag races and roll races. Keep in mind the time when he acquired a Fusion Sport that humiliated a Ford Mustang? Constructing on the “not-the-race-we-wanted-but-the race-we-needed” collection, Sam acquired a Lexus RC F to tackle the favored automobile, the BMW M4. One’s acquired a V-8, the opposite a six-pot mill; one’s naturally aspirated and the opposite comes with a turbocharger. However, the distinction that may very well be a deciding issue is the gearbox. It’s a guide gearbox vs computerized transmission. You’ve acquired the Kidney grille or the spindle?
Related Energy Outputs, However Completely different Traits and Traits
The Lexus RC F comes with a 5.0-liter, naturally aspirated V-8 engine below the hood. It pumps out 467 horses and 389 pound-feet of torque.
An eight-speed computerized gearbox powers the rear wheels. Though the engine is inventory, the proprietor has made mods to the outside and inside. The spoiler has been raised by about 100 mm, even entrance and aspect aeros are custom-made, and the inside is absolutely carbon.
The BMW M4 is powered by a 3.0-liter, twin-turbo six-cylinder engine that places out 473 horses and 406 pound-feet of twist.
All of the oomph is routed to the rear wheels through a six-speed guide gearbox.
The RC F weighs 3,958 kilos, making it 128 kilos heavier than the three,830-pound BMW M4. The facility-to-weight ratio is .118 horsepower/pound for the RC F and .123 horsepower/pound for the M4.
The Races Might’ve Been A Lot Nearer
Coming to the races, the primary one was from a dig with the vehicles of their sportiest settings and the Lexus in computerized mode for the gearbox. The Traction Management was saved on right here. The shifting felt slightly off all through the race. The M4 managed to get a lead off the road, however the RC F was fast to catch up. Nonetheless, that didn’t final for lengthy as the M4 managed to fly previous it earlier than the end line to take the primary win.
For the second run, the RC F was shifting the gears manually. This time, they began neck-and-neck, however the Lexus sprinted forward when the BMW’s driver was shifting to second. Nonetheless, the RC F, for some purpose, appeared to have hit a brick wall. Both the transmission acted out or the driving force misjudged the end line and slowed down a lot earlier. Both approach, it seemed very dangerous within the video. The M4 pocketed one other win right here.
They moved on to the roll races, with the primary one from 50 kph with the vehicles in second gear. The Lexus was additionally shifting gears manually on this spherical. At kickdown, they weren’t subsequent to one another and appeared to have reacted otherwise, too. The BMW M4 gained this race as effectively, however not by a really massive margin. I’m not criticizing the driving force right here, however one thing appeared off, and given how shut they ended, the outcomes may have been completely different maybe.
For the second roll race, the Lexus’ gearbox was in computerized mode. This time, the race was a lot better and quite a bit nearer than the primary. The M4 managed to edge it and rating a clear sweep over its Japanese rival. Truthfully, I’d prefer to see two vehicles race once more as a result of it may make for one heck of a race, and who is aware of, perhaps the RC F will get its revenge.
Watch the video under and tell us your ideas concerning the race within the feedback part.
Sidd joined the Topspeed.com staff in 2017 as an intern and in lower than a yr he earned a full-time place as an affiliate editor and junior automotive skilled. Quick ahead to immediately, and he’s at the moment serving as a senior editor, pickup truck skilled, and EV skilled. Learn full bio
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