When looking at the 2015 Lexus RC F we can say that most people will either love it or hate it. With significantly upgraded aggressive looks that we are getting from this vehicle we really do like the looks it brings.
When we compare this vehicle to a standard RC Coupe that was presented at the Tokyo Motor Show we can easily see upgrades that improve the staggering looks and adds more aggressive stance. This was needed since under the large hood dome we are getting 5.0 liter naturally aspirated engine that will deliver more than 450 hp. We still do not have official number but anything above 450 hp will be fantastic and that is what we are getting.
Power is transferred through a eight speed automatic gearbox that has been recalibrated to offer better performances but also to improve fuel economy. We know that both transmission and tires will have heavy job to transfer all that power to tarmac but it will be a pleasure to drive it.
Review Of Lexus RC F
Among the things that improves both performances and handling is the aerodynamic additions. We are getting many air ducts, wings and similar. One of the most important parts is the active rear wing that is deployed at speeds over 50 miles per hour or 80 km/h and is retracted when speed drops bellow 25 mph or 40 km/h.
The 2015 Lexus RC F comes with a 19 inch wheels and one of those designs is showed on these images. According to reports there will be two more different designs but we still do not have images of other options. We do not mind since these are sitting just perfectly.
One of the most interesting things is the fact that the 5.0 liter V8 engine is tuned to work on the Atkinson cycle most of the time. This allows it to work as a much more efficient machine and lowers the fuel consumption. As a result we are getting less power but when max power is needed this engine starts working in a standard Otto cycle. We do not have any technical details about this and what did the engineers do to achieve this but we expect that some sort of advanced variable valve timing technology is used.
When it comes to the interior of this car we are getting similarities with what Lexus IS has to offer. It comes much less aggressive and this is done mainly because this will be the production vehicle and it is just fine with us. There are only few changes and most of those are related to the Remote Touch system that brings all the info about car systems and infotainment in vehicle.
2015 Lexus RC F Release Date
Not all information’s are available at this moment and we are still waiting to hear about the 2015 Lexus RC F release date. Since there will be no major changes to this almost production ready vehicle this should happen in the next few months. Sales should start slightly after that.