We'll Drink To That
Wheels Australia Magazine|December 2020
The ATMO V8 gets its fill one last time as we bid a final, fast farewell
Ash Westerman

LEXUS RC F

Price as tested: $165,797

This month: 546km @ 15.5L/100km

Overall: 1498km @ 15.7L/100km

HERE’S A TOP tip you won’t read about in any performance tuning guide or see on a YouTube tutorial. To make your car feel faster and more dynamic, just spend time in something a bit rubbish.

Okay, that’s deeply uncharitable to the 4x4 utes I’ve been lumbering around in for the last few weeks, but you get the point. Jumping back into the RC F made the Japanese sports coupe feel like a Ferrari 458.

To celebrate, I set the alarm early for a run up the iconic Old Pacific Highway north of Sydney. I would chase motorcyclists and dodge cops in what would likely be my last chance for a proper crack in the car. I wanted to dig further into the various drive modes and, er, probe the dynamic envelope a bit.

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