High-performance Lexus Rc F V8 Coupe Readied For Uk Launch

MORE INFO Lexus Buyer’s Guide In terms of looks alone, the RC F has already made a huge impact, following its world reveal at the Detroit motor show in January. Its now ready to make good on the promise of its attention-grabbing, contemporary Lexus styling with thoroughbred performance, handling and advanced new technologies. Being a Lexus, it is also equipped and finished to the highest quality standards. UK model range RC F will be launched in the UK in two versions: RC F and the RC F Carbon. Both are equipped with the same V8 engine, a new 5.0-litre, 32-valve V8 that is the most powerful Lexus has yet created for a production car. Developed specifically for the RC F and matched to a specially calibrated eight-speed Sports Direct Shift transmission, its set to deliver more than 450bhp and 520Nm. The RC Fs profile as an authentic high-performance machine is witnessed in the standard fitment of Brembo brakes, Sachs monotube shock absorbers, an active rear wing, Lexuss Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management (VDIM) system and 19-inch forged alloy wheels. The RC F Carbon benefits from additional performance features in the form of a torque-vectoring differential and a CFRP (carbon fibre-reinforced plastic) roof, bonnet and rear spoiler. It marks a world-first in the use of a torque-vectoring differential in a front engine/rear-wheel drive car, giving the driver the choice of with three operating modes to optimise traction and vehicle control in different scenarios, from everyday driving to track performance.
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