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2021 Lexus RC F Fuji Speedway Edition: At least it sounds good

It's super exclusive and covered in high-zoot performance parts, but the driving experience is less than their sum.

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Kyle Hyatt

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The 2021 Lexus RC F Fuji Speedway edition is a hyper-limited special edition of the RC F coupe.

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The Fuji Edition keeps the standard RC F's 5.0-liter naturally aspirated V8, which produces 472 horsepower and 395 pound-feet of torque.

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That engine is paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters.

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The Fuji Edition gets a ton of special parts that are absent on the more pedestrian RC F.

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These include a titanium exhaust system and a whole host of carbon fiber parts to shed weight.

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The best and most effective upgrade, from a driving standpoint, is the inclusion of big carbon-ceramic brakes.

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The overall experience behind the wheel leaves me wanting more, and that's not what you want out of a six-figure sports coupe.

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The suspension is hard, the steering uncommunicative and the drivetrain feels lazy under around 5,000 rpm.

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The car does have some strong suits, namely that it's built like a Lexus, which is to say, beautifully.

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The interior is also gorgeously trimmed in excellent materials, though it does feel dated compared to the competition.

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