BOLD EXPRESSION,
UNCOMPROMISING
PERFORMANCE

The aggressive new Lexus RC F coupe, launched at the North American International Auto Show, is equipped with the new 5.0-liter engine with engine power well above 450hp. The model has been styled for optimum high speed stability necessary to support the most powerful V8 performance car ever developed by Lexus. The Lexus RC F is based on the spectacular new RC coupe revealed at the Tokyo Motor Show in November. It has wider wheels and tires, an active rear wing, air scoops, cooling ducts and carbon fiber components , each delivering ‘functional beauty’.

Lexus RC F chief engineer
Yukihiko Yaguchi

"I've built RC F to be enjoyed by all enthusiasts, no matter what their level of expertise."

EXTERIOR DESIGN

DESIGNED TO INSPIRE

The Lexus RC F stands out for the visual aggression it adds to the stylish body of the new RC coupe on which it is based. It features its own version of the Lexus signature spindle grille which dominates the front of the vehicle, with one single F pattern in its mesh from hood line to lower lip.
Ducts beneath the front bumper and fenders and strategically placed aerodynamic stabilizing fins create a stance which further identifies the F model.

The RC F takes design cues from the Lexus LFA supercar, especially in essential air cooling and aerodynamic devices. Its hood air outlets, such as those on the LFA, combined with front cooling ducts contribute to engine cooling and overall vehicle stability.
To the side, front quarter ducts in the shape of an L also aid cooling performance while adding to the aggressive stance.

Three variations of 10-spoke 19” forged aluminum wheels are available by grade. Two are machine polished and on the High Plus grade the wheels are hand polished by craftsmen.

The RC F employs a comprehensive package of carbon fiber parts drawn from experience with LFA and with a limited edition race car, the IS F CCS-R. The carbon package includes roof, engine hood and active rear wing.

  • DESIGNED TO INSPIRE

  • The Lexus RC F stands out for the visual aggression it adds to the stylish body of the new RC coupe on which it is based. It features its own version of the Lexus signature spindle grille which dominates the front of the vehicle, with one single F pattern in its mesh from hood line to lower lip.
    Ducts beneath the front bumper and fenders and strategically placed aerodynamic stabilizing fins create a stance which further identifies the F model.

  • The RC F takes design cues from the Lexus LFA supercar, especially in essential air cooling and aerodynamic devices. Its hood air outlets, such as those on the LFA, combined with front cooling ducts contribute to engine cooling and overall vehicle stability.
    To the side, front quarter ducts in the shape of an L also aid cooling performance while adding to the aggressive stance.

  • Three variations of 10-spoke 19” forged aluminum wheels are available by grade. Two are machine polished and on the High Plus grade the wheels are hand polished by craftsmen.

  • The RC F employs a comprehensive package of carbon fiber parts drawn from experience with LFA and with a limited edition race car, the IS F CCS-R. The carbon package includes roof, engine hood and active rear wing.

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INTERIOR DESIGN

Uniquely designed components, including instrument meters, steering wheel, seats, ornamentation and pedals, convey a sense of connection with the driver that only a Lexus F model can achieve.

The RC F’s all-new instrument meters are further developed from LFA while also referencing aircraft cockpit instruments by providing a wide range of information in easily read form depending on the drive mode being used.
Information includes a large centrally mounted tachometer that alters according to drive mode, digital and analogue speed readout, differential torque vectoring monitor, G-Force meter, oil and water temperature gauges, mileage information and even a stopwatch.

The all-new high back seats of the RC F have been designed to resemble the look of tight-fitting athletic sportswear to support and cosset occupants. An integrated foaming technique achieves a highly supportive and taut fitting seat that does not suffer from movement of the trim material.

Driver connection has been paramount. The RC F debuts a Lexus first elliptical cross-section thick grip steering wheel to offer greater control during performance driving. Particularly the placement, shape and operation of paddle shifters make it easier to enact gear changes during track driving and in other performance circumstances.

  • Uniquely designed components, including instrument meters, steering wheel, seats, ornamentation and pedals, convey a sense of connection with the driver that only a Lexus F model can achieve.

    METER

  • The RC F’s all-new instrument meters are further developed from LFA while also referencing aircraft cockpit instruments by providing a wide range of information in easily read form depending on the drive mode being used.

    Information includes a large centrally mounted tachometer that alters according to drive mode, digital and analogue speed readout, differential torque vectoring monitor, G-Force meter, oil and water temperature gauges, mileage information and even a stopwatch.

  • The all-new high back seats of the RC F have been designed to resemble the look of tight-fitting athletic sportswear to support and cosset occupants. An integrated foaming technique achieves a highly supportive and taut fitting seat that does not suffer from movement of the trim material.

  • Driver connection has been paramount. The RC F debuts a Lexus first elliptical cross-section thick grip steering wheel to offer greater control during performance driving. Particularly the placement, shape and operation of paddle shifters make it easier to enact gear changes during track driving and in other performance circumstances.

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THE POWER TO PERFORM

The most powerful Lexus V8 F model ever built will use an all-new 5.0 liter 32- valve engine with cylinder heads and moving parts that provide increased maximum power at higher engine revolutions than has previously been possible.

For the first time in a Lexus performance engine, the RC F uses the Atkinson cycle at cruising speeds for enhanced fuel economy and then it switches to the Otto cycle at higher revolutions to develop impressive performance levels.

Driver engagement has been made possible by purpose designed sound and power delivery sensations. A uniquely tuned eight-speed Sports Direct Shift (SPDS) transmission improves linear response to accelerator-pedal operation, which lets the driver better feel the torque and power as it is applied and a system of regulating induction and exhaust sound helps create a deep tone up to 3000rpm, and a higher-pitched tone as revolutions rise freely above 6000rpm.

The newly calibrated VDIM adds a vertical G-sensor to provide greater vehicle stability.

Lexus RC F uses the world’s first Torque Vectoring Differential (TVD) in a front-engine rear-drive vehicle, designed to heighten driving enjoyment. It has three operating modes:

・STANDARD for a balance of nimble performance and stability
・SLALOM for emphasis on nimble steering response
・TRACK for consistent, stable behavior, ensuring the vehicle stays on the intended corning line as the driver applies more throttle

As in the Lexus LFA supercar, an active rear wing is incorporated into the trunk lid to provide down force at speeds of more than 80kmh. The wing is a highlight of the RC F’s aerodynamic grip and stability package which also includes careful tuning of the flat underbody, the ducts at the rear of the front bumper and front fenders, and strategic placement of aero stabilizing fins.

The foundation for the vehicle’s mechanical grip is the high rigidity body which has large cross-section rocker panels and a highly rigid front lower brace, as well as using specialized Lexus manufacturing techniques, including body adhesives, laser-screw welding and multi-spot welding. Grip is further enhanced through use of a wider tire and wheel assembly. The RC F has coil-spring independent suspension front and rear, with monotube gas dampers and ball-jointed stabilizer bars.

Unsprung weight is enhanced by the adoption of three grades of new 19-inch diameter forged aluminium wheels which minimise tire/wheel assembly mass and maximise rigidity.

  • THE POWER TO PERFORM

  • The most powerful Lexus V8 F model ever built will use an all-new 5.0 liter 32- valve engine with cylinder heads and moving parts that provide increased maximum power at higher engine revolutions than has previously been possible.

    For the first time in a Lexus performance engine, the RC F uses the Atkinson cycle at cruising speeds for enhanced fuel economy and then it switches to the Otto cycle at higher revolutions to develop impressive performance levels.

  • Driver engagement has been made possible by purpose designed sound and power delivery sensations. A uniquely tuned eight-speed Sports Direct Shift (SPDS) transmission improves linear response to accelerator-pedal operation, which lets the driver better feel the torque and power as it is applied and a system of regulating induction and exhaust sound helps create a deep tone up to 3000rpm, and a higher-pitched tone as revolutions rise freely above 6000rpm.

    The newly calibrated VDIM adds a vertical
    G-sensor to provide greater vehicle stability.

  • The Lexus RC F uses the world’s first Torque Vectoring Differential (TVD) in a front-engine rear-drive vehicle, designed to heighten driving enjoyment. It has three operating modes:

    ・STANDARD for a balance of nimble performance and stability

    ・SLALOM for emphasis on nimble steering response

    ・TRACK for consistent, stable behavior, ensuring the vehicle stays on the intended corning line as the driver applies more throttle

  • As in the Lexus LFA supercar, an active rear wing is incorporated into the trunk lid to provide down force at speeds of more than 80kmh. The wing is a highlight of the RC F’s aerodynamic grip and stability package which also includes careful tuning of the flat underbody, the ducts at the rear of the front bumper and front fenders, and strategic placement of aero stabilizing fins.

  • The foundation for the vehicle’s mechanical grip is the high rigidity body which has large cross-section rocker panels and a highly rigid front lower brace, as well as using specialized Lexus manufacturing techniques, including body adhesives, laser-screw welding and multi-spot welding. Grip is further enhanced through use of a wider tire and wheel assembly. The RC F has coil-spring independent suspension front and rear, with monotube gas dampers and ball-jointed stabilizer bars.

    Unsprung weight is enhanced by the adoption of three grades of new 19-inch diameter forged aluminium wheels which minimise tire/wheel assembly mass and maximise rigidity.

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RC F, RACE-READY

Wider, lighter, and lower to the ground, the RC F GT3 concept signals Lexus' commitment to GT3 racing in the future. Equipped with a modified RC F V8 engine expresses a visual aggression only matched by its performance.

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