The 2015 Lexus RC F: Supercar technology filters down

2015-lexus-rc-f-side-profileThe all-new, 2015 Lexus RC F adopts the best of the tuning and technology that went into the Lexus LFA Supercar to create an authentic high-performance coupe. Fully capable of running on a racing circuit, the Lexus RC F is for those ready to immerse them in pure driving pleasure. And with two models – both generously equipped and priced below $90K – this exceptional coupe is ready to put a smile on the faces of all who drive it – on the road or on the track.

“The RC F is the second “F Series” model from Lexus – inspired by Fuji Speedway in Japan, where most of our high-speed development takes place,” noted Cyril Dimitris, Director of Lexus Canada. “As such, this luxury coupe offers a fresh interpretation of the essential characteristics of Lexus F Series design: The RC F conveys a feeling of limitless power and incredible responsiveness, with an emotional – even visceral – sound experience to match.”

From first sight, it’s clear the RC F is engineered to be a performance machine – with a low, wide and long body with deep, sweeping lines, riding on massive tires mounted on exclusive 19” forged aluminum wheels. Cooling ducts and outlets express the RC F’s dynamism while performing essential cooling and aerodynamic functions. At the rear, a four-link active rear wing maximizes aerodynamic performance at higher speeds.

Inside, the cabin complements the RC F’s aggressive exterior styling with a driver-focused cockpit-like design that emphasizes ergonomics and driving dynamics. The RC F is fitted with several components unique to the model – including the meters, steering wheel, seats, ornamentation and pedals.

The hood is raised to accommodate and emphasize the RC F’s 5.0L V8 engine. Generating up to 467 horsepower, this is the most powerful V8 in the Lexus lineup – capable of delivering instantaneous torque. This engine is mated to an eight-speed Sports Direct Shift transmission – uniquely tuned to deliver a more linear response to accelerator pedal operation. Meanwhile, the RC F’s suspension, braking, steering and other dynamics systems were engineered to deliver optimum grip and handling agility.

For its introductory year, Lexus offers the 2015 RC F in two models: 2015 Lexus RC F (Starting MSRP: $80,800) offering many features designed to deliver track-worthy performance and handling for a thrilling experience behind the wheel, coupled with aggressive, sporty styling. Performance features include: A uniquely tuned sport suspension; Brembo brakes; 19” wheels with performance tires; speed-activated rear spoiler; and more. Other notable standard features include: The Active Sound Control system; radar cruise control; rain sensing wipers; leather seating; heated and air conditioned front seats with seat memory systems; Blind Spot Monitor and Rear Cross Traffic Alert systems; Lane Keep Assist; the Lexus Pre-Collision System; Lexus “L” motif LED headlamps enhanced with the automatic high beam function; clearance and back-up sensors; a Mark Levinson Audio system; Navigation system; a power moon roof; and more.

The 2015 Lexus RC F Performance Package (Starting MSRP: $88,200) builds on the RC F, adding: the Torque Vectoring Differential; unique 19” forged wheels; carbon fibre trim and a carbon fibre roof and spoiler for weight reduction.