The RC F is the sports version of the Lexus RC coupe. With the V8 strongest the Japanese he is largen from September BMW M4 and co. We were already sitting in it!
Lexus presents the RC F is the sports version of the new Lexus coupe RC. World Premiere While he celebrated in January in Detroit, but autobild.de was allowed to take its European premiere in Geneva exclusively at the driver’s seat.
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The Lexus F RC distinguishes itself by numerous design features of the Lexus RC Coupe, is outside even sharper than the already very sporty coupe.Behind the distinctive pellet grill and the front-higher-molded cowl puts the most powerful production V8, Lexus has to offer. A 5.0-liter V8 engine that develops well above 450 hp and over 520 Nm of torque. Air outlets on the hood and on the front fenders and the large air inlets in the front apron ensure cooling of the nipple and the brake system.
Not all of the extensive use of carbon is as obvious as on the roof. The carbon-fiber reinforced plastic ensures the lines of the LFA race car and the IS F CCS-R for weight reduction. In addition to the roof is also the bonnet and the active rear spoiler from the expensive plastic.The bar is like the LFA integrated into the boot lid, traveling at speeds herraus over 80 km / h and generates output. The four trapezoidal tailpipes are arranged extravagant and match the overall appearance of the Lexus – bold!
At least not on the two front seats – Despite the optical oddity of passenger comfort does not fall by the wayside. They are lined with polyurethane foam, the driver suck on quasi and offer plenty of side support. The solid backrest are sorted embossed with an F logo. Background: The RC F is the successor of the IS F for 2008. In both, the suffix F for the Fuji Speedway, a famous racetrack in Japan, where part of the development takes place. Therefore, instruments, steering wheel, seats and pedals are aligned so ergonomically that inevitably arises a racing feel. One wishes more ardently nothing but push through the Gapedal to let yell out the V8 and being pressed by the push into the seat. Nevertheless, even long stretches of highway with the RC F are conceivable.
The sports steering wheel is new and easy to grip thanks to a steering wheel rim with elliptical cross-section. The shift paddles are optimal to achieve. The central display behind it is known from the LFA and displays all relevant vehicle information. Before the armrest is easily accessible, the new Remote Touch Interface RTI – a kind of touchpad to operate navigation and multimedia on the 7-inch display in the center console.The leather-covered gear lever of the 8-speed automatic transmission is enhanced by blue stitching. To the right is the setting for the torque vectoring differential (TVD). According to Lexus, the RC F is the world’s first rear-drive coupe with such a system. It has three modes of operation: Standard – for a balance of agility and high-speed stability.Slalom – for agility and quick steering response. Track – to secure control at the limit. Market launch is expected in September 2014. Prices are not yet known, but will be 80,000 euros.