2015 Lexus RC F by VIP Auto Salon unveiled at SEMA Show

Article by Christian A., on November 5, 2014

The 2015 Lexus RC F by VIP Auto Salon will be easily distinguished in the company’s booth from the 2014 SEMA Show. As you can see, the vehicle is fitted with a new front spoiler, side sills and a rear lip spoiler from Lexon Exclusive Japan. Still, what makes the vehicle special is the Oracle 970RA Seafoam paint and the new set of 20-inch VPS 3101 forged monoblock wheels wrapped in Nitto Invo tires.

Behind the wheels we find a new Brembo GT brake system consisting of 6-piston calipers and 405x34 mm (16-inch) discs on the front and 345x28 mm (13.6”) on the rear.

Moreover, the RC F by VIP Auto Salon arrives with new RSR Sports-I coilovers, a new exhaust system and an Apex power intake. Inside, the coupe was fitted with Sabelt SPS bucket seats, a custom steering wheel with Alcantara grips, carbon fiber and Seafoam accents.

The interior also received custom paneling with Seafoam accents and Madico CH50 window film installed by STM.

Lexus RC F has a four-link active rear wing, as derived from the LFA. A part of a comprehensive strategy to optimize aerodynamic grip, the active rear wing activates at speed to increase the levels of downforce. Specifically, the active wing deploys from the trunk lid when the car is moving at 80km/h and faster, thereby increasing downforce. But when the RC F slows to below 40km/h, the active wing retracts to enhance the coupe’s looks.

But in Eco mode, the active wing will not deploy until the speed of the RC F reaches around 130km/h to save more fuel. Depending on personal preference, the driver could control the deployment of rear wing from the cockpit. In addition, Lexus has sharpened the shape of the trunk to smoothen airflow from the roof when the wing is not activated.

In developing the new RC F, Lexus aimed to make it controllable at highway speeds and for track use. Its aerodynamic design employs airflow over and under the body and a shark-fin shaped antenna to make the new RC F more stable in terms of handling stability. Stability is further helped by the shape of the body, ducts, and aero stabilizing fins on the front bumper. Aero stabilizing fins are also found on the edge of the door-frame molding and the rear combination lamps.

Meanwhile, the flat underbody of the new RC F has been tuned to feature aerodynamic undercover and strategically located aero stabilizing fins. Lexus took extra care in the design of the outlet ducts at the rear section of the front bumper and front wings, as well as in controlling air flow to the front brakes.

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