- The Lexus RC-F (Photo Credits : www.thetruthaboutcars.Photo com )

Lexus RC-F: The dark side of Lexus

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In 2013 the Lexus presented the new RC, the coupe version of the latest generation of its IS sedan, at the Tokyo motor show. The success was exceptional: both in the domestic market and in the US market, and this result led the company to launch a high-performance variant a year later.

Called RC-F, it was equipped with an Atkinson 2UR-GSE V8 5.0 cycle engine driven by an eight-speed sequential gearbox and coupled with rear-wheel drive. Capable of delivering the power of 471 hp with 520 Nm of torque, the engine was able to reach at the vehicle the maximum speed of 250 km / h with acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h in 4.5 seconds.

The Atkinson 2UR-GSE V8 Engine (Photo Credits : www.thetruthaboutcars.Photo com )

To make the car as manageable as possible at high speeds, the Japanese engineers provided it with a cutting-edge mechanical compartment represented by : a differential Torque Vectoring (TVD) with three modes of operation (standard, slalom, or track), front suspension and independent rear tires, single-pipe gas shock absorbers, stabilizer bars with spherical bearings and braking devices consisting of four disc brakes manufactured by Brembo.

The interior (Photo Credits : www.thetruthaboutcars.Photo com )

The interior was taken over by the LF-A supercar while the design was updated with: new air intakes implemented in the bumpers, a new rear spoiler and a new curved engine bonnet.

Side section of RC-F (Photo Credits : www.thetruthaboutcars.Photo com )

The success of this variant was so huge, that it was also used as a start point for the development of some competition variants.

Lexus RC-F Test Drive

Thanks to Valentina Zanola for the cooperation