After few leaked photos, Lexus officially unveiled the RC F Coupe ahead of 2014 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Based on the RC Coupe that was shown back in November, at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show, the 2015 Lexus RC F Coupe is described as the most powerful V8 performance car ever developed by Lexus.
It will be powered by a 5.0-liter V8 engine delivering around 460 hp (343 kW) that will push it from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.5 seconds, all the way to a top speed of 300 km/h or 186 mph. Comparing it with the RC Coupe, the new RC F Coupe comes with wider wheels and tires, an active rear wing, air scoops, cooling ducts and carbon fiber components.
The front end shows the signature Lexus spindle grille that features a single F-pattern, while the hood is higher than that of the RC in order to accommodate the larger V8 engine and creates a powerful flared profile. The RC F Coupe comes with ducts beneath the front bumper, fenders and strategically-placed aerodynamic stabilizing fins.
The rear ends of the front fenders feature air outlets that form the shape of an L when they merge with side sill extensions. Furthermore, stacked trapezoidal quad-outlet tailpipes at the rear add further aggression. Inspired by the LFA supercar, the RC F features a speed-sensitive active rear spoiler that deploys from the deck at approximately 50 mph and retracts when the speed is less than 25 mph.
As expected, the wing helps the vehicle maintain traction and stability at higher speeds. The exterior design is completed by a choice of three variations of 10-spoke 19-inch forged aluminum wheels, including two machine polished designs and one design hand polished by a craftsman.
Inside, we find unique components such as the meters, steering wheel, seats, ornamentation and pedals, while the instrument panel is dominated by a central meter which changes according to the four selectable driving modes.
According to the company, the RC F debuts a Lexus-first elliptical cross-section thickgrip steering wheel with optimum placement of paddle gear shifts. The seats are available in a selection of five leather trims, each with contrasting stitching. Moreover, the new The seats are available in a selection of five leather trims, each with contrasting stitching.