Back in May, Lexus launched a contest for its fans in order to find a name for its new orange colour that will be offered for the RC F Coupe. Today, that contest ended and the name of the new colour is ‘Solar Flare’. According to Lexus, the ‘Solar Flare’ name was submitted by five different persons on its Facebook page.
The people who submitted the comments were Peter Robert Shaumburg Fodor, Paul Britt, Joe Ettwein, Matt Frenchy and Krisstian Allen. So, if you want to buy a Lexus RC F Coupe featuring a Solar Flare paint finish you will also get the mighty 5.0-liter V8 engine that generates 450 hp and more than 383 lb-ft of torque.
Using an eight-speed Sports Direct Shift (SPDS) transmission, the power is delivered to the rear wheels. According to Lexus, the RC F Coupe will be faster than the IS F, which was able to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph (96 km/h) in 4.6 seconds, while top speed will be electronically limited at 270 km/h or 168 mph.
Explaining the choice, Richard said: “We were impressed by the huge response and the creativity shown by our Facebook fans, who took up the challenge with enthusiasm. Solar Flare was chosen as we think it captures the power and excitement of the RC F, as well as the impact of the paint finish itself.”
The RC F is 4,705 mm long, 1,390 mm tall, and 1,845 mm wide. Comparing it to the RC, the RC F is 5 mm wider due to its distinct, flared and lasered wheel arches, 10 mm longer, and 5 mm lower from the parcelling of its rear aerodynamic components. Both models have the same wheel base of 2,730 mm.
Every stylish RC F design feature has definite aerodynamic benefits.
The signature Lexus spindled grille streams to exclusive aerodynamic management over the bonnet and showcases a graduated meshed pattern.
Oil coolers sandwich the cooling ducts inside the RC F’s grille. At the back of the front wing, an ample L-shaped cooling channel produces a significant expression of dynamic design while executing a crucial function in cooling and aerodynamics.
RC F's bonnet is higher to allow for and underscore the V8 engine and a central mesh scoop provides added cooling and streamlining. A constant flow from the bonnet and front wing to the waist line accentuates the crouched nature of the styling and adds to the flow of air.
Aerodynamic components and aids down the full length of the RC F also add to the widened and lowered stance.