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.
Outstanding body rigidity was a top consideration in RC F, to give a steady stage for the suspension and to enhance deftness. The all-new coupe makes optimal utilization of all the knowledge and components Lexus has procured in body design and production.
RC F includes distinct fit-for-purpose suspension, brakes steering, wheels and a one-of-a-kind Torque Vectoring Differential (TVD), which is an industry-first program in a front-engine/rear-drive car.
As well as RC, the rocker cross-section of RC F is nearly double that of IS.
Adding to these oversized rocker panels as the main component, the design likewise integrates a highly rigid front lower brace to link the right and left sides of the underbody. As a result, it enhances steering response and roll feel.
RC F has adopted various extra floor, engine compartment and rear partition braces and the quantity of front brace coupling points has been raised.
Rear suspension member mounts have been fortified to guarantee optimal traction.
Aside from the robust framework created solely for the coupe, the RC F makes optimal body utilization of every single measure Lexus had beforehand built for enhanced body firmness, which includes body adhesives, full-scale adoption of laser screw welding and structural adhesive, and more spot welding.