2014 SEMA Show: 2015 Lexus RC 350 F SPORT by Gordon Ting/ Beyond Marketing

Article by Christian A., on November 6, 2014

The Lexus RC 350 F Sport is already an attractive sports car but thanks to Gordon Ting and Beyond Marketing, the Japanese coupe looks even better. The vehicle arrived at the 2014 SEMA Show and features a TRA-Kyoto custom Rocket Bunny wide body kit consisting of a new front lip spoiler, enlarged front and rear fenders, new side sills, a rear boot lid, as well as a new rear bumper with integrated air diffuser and exhaust system.

In addition, the custom coupe received new Enkei custom 6666 wheels designed by TRA-Kyoto wrapped in Toyo Tires 888, which hide the Brembo Performance braking system that includes front 6 piston monoblock calipers with 2 piece 380x32 mm type III discs and rear 4 piston mono block caliper with 2 piece 345x28 mm type III discs.

Moreover, the vehicle includes KW suspension coilovers, a V3 + HLS 4 lift system, a new exhaust Greedy Prototype Supreme SP exhaust system and Motul performance engine oil.

Inside, the tuner installed new edrib series023 by Bride seats and reupholstered rear seats but also a Takata USA Drift II Black harness.

There are no details regarding any engine upgrades, which means we find the standard 3.5-liter V6 petrol engine producing 306 hp (236 kW) and 227 lb-ft (375 Nm) of torque at 4,800 rpm.

New Lexus RC achieves its aerodynamic performance to leverage airflow over and under. This helps optimize controllability of the new RC, especially at high speeds. The new RC is provided with an overall body shape that helps reduce aerodynamic drag to improve fuel efficiency and lower noise. Likewise, Lexus designed the rear quarter panels to smoothen the airflow around the RC.

To ensure that the new Lexus RC is aerodynamically efficient, it is provided with a flat under-body design and aero-stabilizing fins, which are placed strategically in key underbody areas. They are complemented by an aero-stabilizing guide located just behind the front bumper to contain vortex formation while increasing radiator efficiency. The tip of the doorframe molding and the rear lights also feature stabilizing fins.

Meanwhile, the front bumper has ducts that help improve aerodynamic and brake-cooling performance. While delivering high reception sensitivity, the shark-fin style radio antenna also helps enhance aerodynamic performance.

While the sharp cutoff at the trunk edge helps smoothen airflow from the roof, a number of rear under-floor aerodynamic aids help create negative lift. Designers also raised the angle of the rear undercover to further aerodynamic advantages. In addition, the RC has front and rear wheel spats to lessen the amount of air reaching the tires.

On the other hand, the front fender liners boast of an aero-groove shape that could route airflow in the same direction as the wheel rotation. Likewise, the rear fender liners feature a bead that channels tire-generated airflow to outside. Lexus also reduced the door parting line gaps to 3.8 mm to not just improve the looks of the RC, but also to reduce wind noise. Moreover, the roof panel is now brazed directly to the side members, which means the RC doesn’t have a roof drip molding anymore.

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