DYNAMIC, SAFETY AND FEATURE UPGRADES FOR LEXUS RC F
Lexus has introduced significant upgrades to its performance-oriented RC F sports coupe, adding dynamic improvements, premium interior appointments and expanded safety technology.
RC F is newly equipped with Drive Start Control to ensure smooth starts and optimal rapid acceleration when the driver is using the shift lever.
The control system manages power and torque delivery from the coupe's high-revving naturally aspirated V8 engine through its seamless eight-speed transmission, enhancing the coupe's sublime rear-wheel-drive dynamics.
To support driving enthusiasts, the system will not engage when the car's traction control is switched off. A light in the instrument panel indicates when the system is operational.
RC F, with its adaptive variable suspension, also gains a custom mode for its Drive Mode Select, enabling drivers to set their preferred powertrain, chassis and air conditioning settings.
The luxury interior now features a 10.3-inch display audio screen compared with the previous 7-inch unit and the multimedia system has also been upgraded. The Lexus Remote Touch pad is larger, making it easier to use.
An improved Lexus Safety System+ (LSS+) suite of technologies for RC F results in the pre-collision safety function1being able to detect pedestrians as well as other vehicles.
LSS+ also incorporates simplified switchgear for the radar active cruise control1 and an upgraded lane departure warning function (LDW+)1 that now includes steering assist and steering-wheel vibration alert. Automatic high beam1 is also part of the package.
RC F is distinguished by a 5.0-litre V8 engine producing 351kW@7100rpm and 530Nm@4800-5600rpm as well as a stiff chassis, torque-vectoring differential and racetrack-developed suspension and brakes.
The paint palette now includes Zinnia Yellow, which was introduced with the flagship LC coupe while Titanium replaces Sonic Silver. The RC F Carbon's 20-spoke forged high-grade alloy wheels have a new matte finish.
The halo V8 RC F is also offered with Carbon variant which applies carbon-fibre technology to its roof, active rear wing and interior trim for weight saving and added visual appeal. The bonnet is now aluminium, replacing carbon fibre.
1 Pre-collision system, active cruise control, lane departure warning and automatic high beam are driver assist technologies and should not be used as a substitute for safe driving practices. Driver should continue to monitor the road.
2 Manufacturer's list prices are provided for media purposes only and does not include statutory charges or other on-road costs.
3 Achieved in test conditions. Actual fuel consumption and emissions may vary depending on driving conditions/style, vehicle condition and options/accessories fitted. Fuel consumption data provided for comparison purposes only. Source: ADR 81/02 combined (litres/100km).