The idea of dropping a big engine into a sports coupe did not stop with the Germans. Even the Japanese brands, which were once seen as dull and boring, have now jumped into the performance car game. The Lexus RC-F is Lexus' first real attempt at building a sports coupe that can take on the BMW M3. The RC-F shares a lot in common with an American muscle car. The Lexus has its V8 engine in the front, RWD, two doors, and four seats. By all accounts, the RC-F is a muscle car, it just happens to have Japanese reliability and comfort. If there was one car from Japan that would qualify as a muscle car, it would be the RC-F.