At the 2014 North American International Auto Show in Detroit next week, Lexus will present the public with a high-performance version of their recently revealed RC Coupe. Called the Lexus RC F, the new car will be powered by a 5.0 litre V8 which pushes out 460 horsepower, and sends it to the rear wheels through an 8-speed paddle shift automatic transmission.
Stylewise, the Lexus RC F is basically a beefed-up RC Coupe. It has wider wheels and tires, flared wheel arches front and back, larger air intakes below the headlights, an active rear wing and available carbon fiber components. The hood is also higher than that of the standard RC in order to accommodate the larger V8 engine. Three variations of 10-spoke 19-inch forged aluminum wheels are available, including two machine polished designs and one design hand polished by a craftsmen.
“The form of each component is carefully designed to contribute to performance,” said Yukihiko Yaguchi, RC F Chief Engineer. “Unique air outlets in the bonnet and rear section of the front wings contribute to optimum engine cooling and handling stability. They create a powerful look that immediately conveys the expectation of a dynamic driving experience.”
Inside the Lexus RC F there are unique elements created solely for the F model. The RC F debuts a Lexus-first elliptical cross-section thick-grip steering wheel with newly positioned paddle shifters. It also features all-new high back seats with an embossed F on the headrests and performance aluminium pedals. Five leather trim colors will be available, all with contrast stitching.
The Lexus RC F will be revealed at the 2014 North American International Motor Show on January 14. More information will be available after its debut.