The Lexus RC F is here, and it wants to kick BMW's M4 in its, um, rear diff. Repeatedly.
Of course, Lexus wouldn't say anything as explicit as that, noting to Top Gear's Paul Horrell that they didn't benchmark any particular measurables of the opposition, but instead worked hard to "build a Lexus".
But the RC F and M4 are pretty much the same size. They produce near enough the same power. They're both rear-wheel-drive and both two-door versions of their saloon siblings. In fact, said saloon siblings went at each other fists flying in their last iterations, and these young bucks look like they're ready to re-engage hostilities.
"We believe this car will be the most fun to drive," Lexus boss Mark Templin told Top Gear. Gauntlet, consider yourself thrown. And as such, we figured you might appreciate a little mano-a-mano comparison to see how both the new Lexus RC F and BMW M4 stack up against each other. (All photography: BMW Group; Toyota Motor Sales)