Compare 2020 Lexus RC F Coupe vs 2020 Lexus LC 500

2020 Lexus RC F Coupe vs 2020 Lexus LC 500

Lexus RC F Coupe Lexus LC 500
Standard Engine 5.0L Standard Engine 3.5L
Horsepower 472hp Horsepower 354hp
MPG (city/hwy) * 16 / 24 MPG (city/hwy) * 27 / 35
Seats 4 Seats 4
All prices are Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). MSRP excludes destination and handling charges, tax, title, license, and options. Dealer sets actual price.

* Based on 2019 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.

Specs at a Glance

The 2020 Lexus LC 500 Coupe is a supercar diva. Yet it has some serious competition from the 2020 Lexus RC F Coupe, especially its Track Edition. Are these siblings just alike or completely different? The answer lies in the middle.

Performance

Since the two cars have the same 5-liter V8, you’d assume that they had the same power. They almost do, but the LC 500 generates 1 less horsepower than the RC F, which is a negligible amount. The LC 500 has 3 more pound-feet of torque than its sibling. Again, the driver isn’t likely to notice the difference between 395 and 398 pound-feet. The two rear-wheel cars have the same 168-mph top track speed.

All of this would imply that the driving experience is exactly the same. Actually the LC 500 is slightly bigger and heavier. The RC F, especially the Track Edition, has many aerodynamic features to assist it. Perhaps this is why the LC 500 does the sprint in 4.4 seconds. That’s a bit longer than the RC F with 4.2 seconds or the RC F Track Edition with 3.96 seconds.

The RC F has Launch Control. This helps it build momentum before it actually takes off. To hold the road, it has a Torsen limited-slip differential. Track Editions have carbon-fiber wings, too. The 2020 Lexus LC 500 has a ten-speed automatic rather than the RC F 8-speed. It also has specially designed high-performance brakes rather than the Brembo carbon-ceramic system on the RC F Track Edition.

Appearance

The sleek, sexy LC 500 is perhaps more elegant than the racier RC F with its many aerodynamic touches. Although it sits lower, the LC 500 is wider and longer by a few inches. It has bigger wheels and dramatic multi-dimensional lighting. The door handles seem to disappear, except at night when they are illuminated. The RC F has a spindle grille and a quad exhaust. Various air intakes are tucked into the front and sides.

Features

The LC 500 offers semi-aniline perforated leather. Hand-stitched, the interior trim demonstrates the power of Takumi craftsmanship. The door panels are covered in Alcantara softness. On the dash, an LFA-inspired instrument panel and a 10.3-inch touch screen await the driver’s commands. This large navigation system can be controlled by a remote touchpad as well as extensive voice controls. An exclusive Climate Concierge controls the HVAC system as well as the heated and ventilated seats.

RC F models have a 7-inch touch screen and a remote touchpad. As the LC 500, they offer the connectivity of Amazon Alexa, Apple CarPlay and AndroidAutoo. A similarly inspired cockpit has a racecar feel despite the superior quality of its materials. Drivers will enjoy the LFA-inspired gauges, aluminum pedals, and high back sport seats. Carbon fiber trim, leather upholstery, and Alcantara inserts decorate the Track Edition in a luscious Circuit Red.

Whether your desire is for speed, luxury or design, you can’t go wrong with the 2020 Lexus RC F Coupe or the 2020 Lexus LC 500 Coupe. Check out the selection and take a test drive to learn more.