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Author: Dan Clarkson

Published Date: 15/07/2016

In keeping with the world-renowned luxury feel of the Lexus range, it may surprise you that we have a great heritage in performance cars, and the models currently on offer have taken inspiration from one of the best cars of modern times.

Lexus performance

The LFA supercar was a masterpiece in many people's eyes, thanks to its superb power output, excellent handling and rigid structure that made it one of the finest models Lexus has ever created. Teamed with a comfortable and well-fitted interior, the LFA could go from 0-60 in 3.7 seconds and onto a top speed of 201mph, and had lapped the world famous Nürburgring in 7 minutes 14 seconds.

To follow on from such a special car, Lexus needed to maintain a high level of standards and with the current range of F Performance cars, it aims to deliver great style and performance in tandem.

The RC F performance coupe is a superb part of the F Performance range, and with Lexus's most powerful road-going V8 ever - the naturally-aspirated unit produces 477hp and will get you to 60 in 4.5 seconds.

Fitted with an 8-speed paddle shift gearbox, torque vectoring differential and new sports suspension and chassis, the handling and performance of the RC F is eye-opening, and with the Drive Mode Select you can be in the right mode to suit your drive.

With quality interior features, such as the leather sports seats, LFA-like instruments and Parking Assist monitor shown on the infotainment display, you have the accessories to make sure you’re safe and can also perform on a similar level to the LFA.

As a standout model, the GS F performance saloon has plenty on offer, with superb performance and a well-appointed interior as standard. Thanks to the 5-litre, hand-built V8 petrol engine, the GS F has 477hp at its disposal and goes on to a top speed of 168mph.

Like the RC F, it has a torque-vectoring differential, an eight-speed Sport Direct Shift automatic gearbox and Drive Mode Select, you have the Nürburgring-perfected performance on hand to get you around quickly, safely and in style.

To stay in line with Lexus's high quality products, the interior is a nice place to be, with leather sports seats, active sound control from the infotainment system, sports steering wheel and excellent safety features you are well catered for in the GS F.

The Lexus RC F starts from £59,995, whilst the GS F has a starting price of £69,995. If you need anymore information about both models, contact your nearest Inchcape Lexus retailer.

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