Sometimes there’s nothing like a high-revving, normally-aspirated V8 to elevate your mood and blow out the mental cobwebs, but these engines are a dying breed.

In an age of high performance cars dominated by downsized turbo engines, the new Lexus RC F is one of the few that still employ good old-fashioned cubic capacity, in the form of a 5.0l eight-potter that flexes muscles and hollers in the way the high-performance driving gods originally intended.

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