Suspension Is Fine - It's the Tires That Are Too Stiff - 2015 Lexus RC F Long-Term Road Test
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2015 Lexus RC F: Suspension Is Fine - It's the Tires That Are Too Stiff

May 22, 2015

2015 Lexus RC F

Don't worry, I don't intend to beat a dead horse regarding our 2015 Lexus RC F  In fact, I think it rides just fine. But as James said in his last post, the tires can sound pretty angry when you're on a concrete freeway. Sure enough, we have plenty of those here in Southern California. And when you're humming along at highway speeds, radio off to better hear the smooth hum of that big V8, the road noise from the tires nearly overpowers all 467 horses.

It's especially noticeable since there are sections of highway that I drive that switch between concrete and asphalt. It's like pushing a button that says "road noise" when you switch between them.

Of course, there's a reason why the tires are so loud.

Look at them. They're 35-series Michelin Pilot Super Sports. They're designed to hold on for dear life when tossing this sizable coupe into a corner at high speed, not cruise along with barely a rumble.

That's the compromise you make with cars like this. And it's one I would gladly make.

Ed Hellwig, Executive Editor @ 9,197 miles


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