STRIKINGLY DYNAMIC

The Lexus RC made its world debut at the Tokyo Motor Show on November 20, 2013. Slated for launch in 2014, the striking concept-to-reality vehicle explores new frontiers for Lexus, with the most aggressive use yet of the iconic spindle grille. The RC’s sporting nature is evident in the high-performance V6 petrol and hybrid power trains while high contrast interior colors and a unique new trim create a fun-to-drive cockpit.

EXTERIOR DESIGN

NEW RC EXTERIOR DESIGN

DEEPER YET BRIGHTER

Deeply contoured body lines – never before seen in the Lexus line-up – with the widest and lowest application yet seen of the spindle grille are evidence of Lexus’ aggressive new styling direction. A new brighter and higher contrast red color is the result of new Lexus painting processes using multiple layers of clear and deeper-colored coatings, further accentuating the RC’s dynamism.

NEW RC EXTERIOR DESIGN

PRECISE MUSCULARITY

The RC’s aluminum wheels continue the concept-to-production design philosophy with two available combinations – a deeply sculpted 10-spoke 19-inch wheel or a muscular five-spoke 18-inch version, each precision-machined and finished with elegant platinum center caps.

NEW RC EXTERIOR DESIGN

INSPIRED ILLUMINATION

Triangular headlamps evoke the sporty LF-LC design concept with further inspiration evident in the unique three-lamp LED design adopting an L-shaped pattern at low beam. This expression of the Lexus identity continues in the thin design of the rear combination lamps adopting the symbolic Lexus L-shaped motif.

  • NEW RC EXTERIOR DESIGN

    DEEPER YET BRIGHTER

    Deeply contoured body lines – never before seen in the Lexus line-up – with the widest and lowest application yet seen of the spindle grille are evidence of Lexus’ aggressive new styling direction. A new brighter and higher contrast red color is the result of new Lexus painting processes using multiple layers of clear and deeper-colored coatings, further accentuating the RC’s dynamism.

  • NEW RC EXTERIOR DESIGN

    PRECISE MUSCULARITY

    The RC’s aluminum wheels continue the concept-to-production design philosophy with two available combinations – a deeply sculpted 10-spoke 19-inch wheel or a muscular five-spoke 18-inch version, each precision-machined and finished with elegant platinum center caps.

  • NEW RC EXTERIOR DESIGN

    INSPIRED ILLUMINATION

    Triangular headlamps evoke the sporty LF-LC design concept with further inspiration evident in the unique three-lamp LED design adopting an L-shaped pattern at low beam. This expression of the Lexus identity continues in the thin design of the rear combination lamps adopting the symbolic Lexus L-shaped motif.

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INTERIOR DESIGN

INTERIOR DESIGN

CONTRAST AND HIGHLIGHT

The influence of highly acclaimed sports concept vehicles is evident in the RC’s interior. A purpose-built Lexus-first lighting package illuminates upwards, rather than downwards, enveloping the cabin. High contrast interior trim, including a startling new tone called Clove, emphasizes the cabin’s elegant design lines with Shimamoku wood highlights emphasizing the surrounding trim.

INTERIOR DESIGN

FOCUSED OPERATION

The driver’s cockpit is divided into operational and display zones. The upper zone houses the instrument panel and a seven-inch navigation screen while a layered center console integrates a new Lexus first Remote Touch Interface. The seats utilize an integrated foaming construction method – much like racing seat molding – to ensure optimum occupant comfort and support.

  • INTERIOR DESIGN

    CONTRAST AND HIGHLIGHT

    The influence of highly acclaimed sports concept vehicles is evident in the RC’s interior. A purpose-built Lexus-first lighting package illuminates upwards, rather than downwards, enveloping the cabin. High contrast interior trim, including a startling new tone called Clove, emphasizes the cabin’s elegant design lines with Shimamoku wood highlights emphasizing the surrounding trim.

  • INTERIOR DESIGN

    FOCUSED OPERATION

    The driver’s cockpit is divided into operational and display zones. The upper zone houses the instrument panel and a seven-inch navigation screen while a layered center console integrates a new Lexus first Remote Touch Interface. The seats utilize an integrated foaming construction method – much like racing seat molding – to ensure optimum occupant comfort and support.

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performance

RC performance

ENGINEERED POWER

Producing power output per liter second only to the LFA supercar in the Lexus range, the RC signals the next evolution of Lexus powertrain engineering. The dual-injection 3.5-liter V6 petrol engine delivers 318bhp via an eight-speed Sports Direct Shift paddle shift transmission. A hybrid variant – Lexus’ first hybrid coupe – is also available. The spirit of the RC is audible in the note of its engine, specially tuned to deliver an evocative sports car sound.

RC performance

DRIVING DYNAMICS

Built as a stand-alone model, not a derivative of a sedan, the Lexus RC achieves exceptional agility with its short wheelbase. An emphasis on body rigidity led to the use of extra thick underbody rocker panels, and specially developed manufacturing techniques from the LS and IS models, such as the use of body adhesives, have strengthened the body further. Aerodynamic aids particularly on the underbody round out the handling package.

  • ENGINEERED POWER

    Producing power output per liter second only to the LFA supercar in the Lexus range, the RC signals the next evolution of Lexus powertrain engineering. The dual-injection 3.5-liter V6 petrol engine delivers 318bhp via an eight-speed Sports Direct Shift paddle shift transmission. A hybrid variant – Lexus’ first hybrid coupe – is also available. The spirit of the RC is audible in the note of its engine, specially tuned to deliver an evocative sports car sound.

  • DRIVING DYNAMICS

    Built as a stand-alone model, not a derivative of a sedan, the Lexus RC achieves exceptional agility with its short wheelbase. An emphasis on body rigidity led to the use of extra thick underbody rocker panels, and specially developed manufacturing techniques from the LS and IS models, such as the use of body adhesives, have strengthened the body further. Aerodynamic aids particularly on the underbody round out the handling package.

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technology

LEXUS REMOTE
TOUCH INTERFACE

Lexus’ innovative touch-sensitive Remote Touch Interface links the driver more directly to the audio and navigation systems of the vehicle. The unique new control interface was developed to amplify the tactile feedback of the RC’s sports-coupe driving experience.

  • REMOTE TOUCH INTERFACE
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    LEXUS REMOTE
    TOUCH INTERFACE

    Lexus’ innovative touch-sensitive Remote Touch Interface links the driver more directly to the audio and navigation systems of the vehicle. The unique new control interface was developed to amplify the tactile feedback of the RC’s sports-coupe driving experience.

F SPORT

STYLE TO MATCH PERFORMANCE

The RC 350 F SPORT package adds an enhanced, more dynamic sporty exterior and interior design, visually signaling the more thrilling driving experience and performance the Lexus F heritage brings to the RC.

Available body colors include F SPORT-exclusive White Nova Glass Flake and newly developed orange and blue colors. An exclusive Dark Rose theme is available for the interior.

ON-ROAD PRESENCE

The RC F SPORT integrates an exclusive version of the signature spindle grille, connecting it with other F SPORT models and high-performance vehicles via the bold mesh pattern and “F” motif embedded below the Lexus symbol.

ELEGANCE IN THE DETAILS

Further exclusive features include a driver’s meter with movable center ring, a representation of how Lexus integrates design and craftsmanship, and a steering wheel and shift knob styled with a perforated leather wrap.

TUNED FOR SPEED

On the RC 350 F SPORT, speed, steering and other dynamic inputs are monitored by the Lexus Dynamic Handling (LDH) system, which makes minute changes in the turning angle of the rear wheels for optimal stability and agility at higher speeds and excellent maneuverability at low speeds.

The custom-tuned suspension employs an AVS system that continually optimizes the attenuation force of the shock absorbers to ensure superb riding comfort, stable control, performance, and safety under a variety of driving and road conditions.

ENGINEERED TO AMAZE

Exclusive 19-inch aluminum wheels feature a pair of 10-spoke sets—with a machine finish on the foremost set and dark metallic paint on the inner set—layered in an offset pattern to add 3-dimensional depth.

  • STYLE TO MATCH
    PERFORMANCE

    The RC 350 F SPORT package adds an enhanced, more dynamic sporty exterior and interior design, visually signaling the more thrilling driving experience and performance the Lexus F heritage brings to the RC.

    Available body colors include F SPORT-exclusive White Nova Glass Flake and newly developed orange and blue colors. An exclusive Dark Rose theme is available for the interior.

  • ON-ROAD PRESENCE

    The RC F SPORT integrates an exclusive version of the signature spindle grille, connecting it with other F SPORT models and high-performance vehicles via the bold mesh pattern and “F” motif embedded below the Lexus symbol.

  • ELEGANCE IN THE DETAILS

    Further exclusive features include a driver’s meter with movable center ring, a representation of how Lexus integrates design and craftsmanship, and a steering wheel and shift knob styled with a perforated leather wrap.

  • TUNED FOR SPEED

    On the RC 350 F SPORT, speed, steering and other dynamic inputs are monitored by the Lexus Dynamic Handling (LDH) system, which makes minute changes in the turning angle of the rear wheels for optimal stability and agility at higher speeds and excellent maneuverability at low speeds.

    The custom-tuned suspension employs an AVS system that continually optimizes the attenuation force of the shock absorbers to ensure superb riding comfort, stable control, performance, and safety under a variety of driving and road conditions.

  • ENGINEERED TO AMAZE

    Exclusive 19-inch aluminum wheels feature a pair of 10-spoke sets—with a machine finish on the foremost set and dark metallic paint on the inner set—layered in an offset pattern to add 3-dimensional depth.

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