The 2015 Lexus RC F is a luxury sports coupe that was officially unveiled this January at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show. It features one of the most powerful engines under its hood.
Design of 2015 Lexus RC F
Just look at the pictures above and below. You can not help but notice how the new 2015 Lexus RC F looks aggressive. It has a distinctive front grille which takes up almost the entire front side of the car – it extends from the hood all the way down to the front bumper. Speaking of the hood, it is now slightly raised compared to earlier models, and has a small air vent in the middle.
Also, in the front can be found premium three-part LED headlights, below which are air intakes for cooling the engine and transmission. There are also thin Nike logo-shaped daylight running lights. Designers have used carbon fiber for the roof to make the car lighter.
The back of the RS F is also very attractive. It is characterized by very prominent lines. The taillights looks modern and aggressive, and remind me a bit of the Nike logo. There is a rear diffuser with two pairs of exhaust tips, positioned such that one is located above and to the side in relation to the other.
One very interesting detail is the rear spoiler that is sensitive to speed. What does that mean? It means that the spoiler at a speed of 50 mph rises up, and when the car slows below 25 mph the spoiler retracts to its original position.
This model rides on 19-inch 10-spoke aluminum wheels which are wrapped in summer tires. There is a choice of three different wheel designs.
Interior and Equipment
The time has come to say a few words about the interior of the car. The new 2015 Lexus RC F has a very luxurious cabin, which is to be expected, since the outside is very modern and sporty. The front seats look sporty, while the rear seats are luxurious. There is room for only four people.
Designers have used premium materials for the interior, such as carbon-fiber and Alcantara. In front of a driver there is a multi-function steering wheel with a number of control buttons. In the middle of the instrument cluster is a large tachometer, next to it is a small speedometer, and on the other side the display will show various useful information.
At the middle part of the dashboard there is a display, and below it is an analog clock. In the center console there is a small touchpad, which driver can use to move through the menus and to activate various infotainment features.
Engine and Performance
The new 2015 Lexus RC F is powered by a 5.0-liter eight-cylinder engine that can produce about 450 horsepower and 383 lb-ft of torque. The manufacturer didn’t provide insight into the performance of this 32-valve engine, but I learned that it will have an improved fuel consumption and it is mated to an 8-speed sports direct shift transmission. Maximum speed is 168 mph, and the car can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 4.5 seconds.
2015 Lexus RC F Release Date
According to the manufacturer’s website, serial production of the 2015 Lexus RC F starts in the summer, while the first models will arrive in showrooms in the fall of 2014.
Below, in the photo gallery, you can see more pictures of the 2015 Lexus RC F model.
Watch the official debut of this sports luxury model at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show.