2015 Lexus RC F Coupe Specs — Engineering Marvel
The 2015 Lexus RC F is a coupe incarnation of the Lexus IS F sedan. As a logical expansion of the recognizable Lexus design, the 2015 RC F looks even more aggressive and dynamic. Of course, what should be the most impressive about any top-class coupe is its engine. Under the hood of the 2015 Lexus RC F they nested a powerful V8 engine with more than 450 horsepower. This high-performance coupe is a real engineering marvel and is able to prove it by unbelievable precise handling, its perfect eight-speed automatic transmission, advanced differential system and overall superb behavior on the road. Of course, we can’t expect the 2015 Lexus RC F to be a champion of the fuel economy competition, but having in mind what kind of vehicle this is, its 18 mpg combined isn’t that bad. With a lot of distinctive details which reveal its power and abilities, the all-new RC F coupe is what every automotive connoisseur and a complete ignorant will crave for.
2015 Lexus RC F Exterior — Coupe Appearance
They used the IS F sedan’s design as a base for this coupe. Of course, they had to make the 2015 RC F distinctive and more appealing. Aside from the coupe-shaped body, which is sportier and more aggressive by the mere fact that it looks more compact and resembles the racing car design, they had to make some tweaks in order to contribute to the more attractive exterior. They kept the distinctive Lexus fascia. The grille is large, dominant and traditionally shaped, but it has F-series mash at the lower end. It fits perfectly with beautifully shaped angular LED headlights and slightly taller hood. Since this coupe is a full-blooded racer, it has air outlets on the front fenders, which help to cool the powerful engine. The good-looking rear end has four exhaust tips whose shape reveals the competitive spirit this car has. Also, there is a rear spoiler which is deployed at speeds higher than 50 mph. At speeds lower than 25 mph it retracts. The overall feel is completed with 19-inch 10-spike aluminum wheels, which give the final touch to the attractive sporty look of the 2015 Lexus RC F. There are seven color options available — white, grey pearl, platinum, obsidian, infrared, blue metallic and orange.
2015 Lexus RC F Interior And Features
As for the interior, the 2015 Lexus RC F has comfortable front seats with heating and ventilation and folding rear seats. Thanks to the use of the leather upholstery and carbon fiber, the interior will wake both the extravagant and the competitive side of the driver’s personality. In accordance with the overall design, they made the interior to be comfortable like it’s expected of a Lexus vehicle, but with top-notch systems and gadgets every high-performance coupe needs. Aside from the transmission controls, the leather-wrapped tilt-telescopic steering wheel has cruise and audio controls mounted, too. Thanks to the power steering which automatically adjusts in accordance with the car’s speed, the 2015 Lexus RC F has superb handling. There are 12V power outlets, dual-zone climate control and air filtration, great Bluetooth and smartphone connectivity, navigation system and a lot of other convenient details. The 2015 Lexus RC F is a powerful car, so it deserves equally great safety features. There are, of course, all-wheel ABS, stability and traction control, emergency brake assist, blind spot monitor and rear cross-traffic alert, electronic distribution of brakeforce, tire pressure monitoring, all-seats head airbags, front side airbags, engine immobilizer etc. The interior is available in black, grey and rioja red colors.
2015 Lexus RC F Engine, Transmission, Drive & Performance
The most important aspect of the 2015 Lexus RC F is its powertrain. Inside the beautifully sculpted body roars a stunning 5.0-liter V8 engine which is capable of generating more than 450 horsepower and more than 383 lb-ft of torque. This engine is paired with an eight-speed shiftable automatic transmission, which is connected to the rear wheels. Within the Carbon Model package, there’s a Torque Vectoring Differential available. While the top speed is electronically limited to 168 mph, the 0-60 mph acceleration time is around 4.7 seconds. If you drive a coupe this powerful, its EPA fuel economy shouldn’t bother you. But, this 5.0-liter engine has estimated fuel economy of 18 mpg/combined.
2015 Lexus RC F Release Date And Estimated Price
The 2015 Lexus RC F release date is scheduled for the fall this year. As for the price, it’s not public yet, but estimations are that the base version will cost around $60,000.