|Lexus is presenting its RC F (European premiere), RC F GT3 Racing Concept (World premiere) and a range of heavyweights at the 84th Geneva Motor Show. A selection of other Lexus F Sport variants for the Geneva show consist of the RX 450h F Sport, the CT 200h F Sport, CT 200h Luxury, GS 300h and IS 300h F Sport. (click to enlarge)|
The Lexus RC F premieres in Europe for the first time
On sale throughout Europe this autumn, the high-performance RC F features a new 5.0-liter engine developing well in excess of 450 hp and more than 520 Nm of torque, making it the most powerful V8 performance car yet developed by Lexus. Having made its appearance at the NAIAS (North American International Auto show), the 2015 Lexus RC F is styled a little more aggressive for that optimum performance, as well as the high speed stability sentiment. Exterior highlights include wider wheels and tyres, an active rear wing, air scoops, cooling ducts and lots of carbon fiber elements.
Harnessing this power with optimum efficiency, the RC F combines a newly calibrated eight-speed transmission with the world’s first installation of a Torque Vectoring Differential (TVD) in a front-engined rear-drive sports coupe, enhancing traction and control to guarantee extraordinary levels of handling and performance.
For the first time in a Lexus, the RC F uses the Atkinson cycle at cruising speeds for enhanced fuel economy, and then switches to the Otto cycle at higher revolutions to realize outstanding performance.
Lexus RC in F Sport version and RC F GT3
Based on the striking Lexus RC coupe, the F SPORT model features exclusive, even more sporting and aggressive exterior and interior design features, and enhanced driving dynamics.
The new RC variant range also features the latest Lexus advanced technology developments, including a new, touch-operated Remote Touch Interface (RTI). At the same time, the purposeful GT3 version of the RC F signals Lexus’ intent to provide a race-spec car for interested teams in GT3 (Blancpain GT) series.