Lexus RC F To Take Fight To European Performance Rivals
Lexus will launch its latest high performance F vehicle next year with highly competitive levels of performance, equipment, innovative features and driving appeal at a price that significantly undercuts its nearest competitors.
The Lexus RC F coupe – featuring a 5.0-litre V8 generating 351kW and 530Nm, track-developed chassis and cutting-edge styling – will carry a recommended retail price of $133,500*.
RC F is also available in a Carbon model, which adds a lightweight carbon-fibre boot spoiler, bonnet, roof panel and interior trim as well as Alcantara seat fabric, for $147,500*.
The RC F Carbon benefits from key lessons learned during development of the LFA supercar, achieving weight savings while providing a high-end look that evokes motorsport and race car technology.
RC F’s value equation is further enhanced by high levels of standard features, many of which are only available as extra cost options on competitor brand vehicles.
Lexus Australia chief executive Sean Hanley said RC F will take the baton from the IS F as Lexus’ most focused ‘halo’ model.
“Everything about the RC F symbolises the passion Lexus designers and engineers have for their vehicles and puts the cherry on top of the RC Line following the launch of RC 350 in November,” Mr Hanley said.
“RC F matches a great sounding, high output 5.0-litre V8 with a fantastic chassis that rewards the performance-minded buyer with an incredible driving experience.
“It also provides drivers and their passengers with high levels of safety on top of aggressive styling that is ideally suited to the vehicle’s high performance intentions.”
Lexus RC F will become generally available in February. Selected dealers will carry preview models from December.