The New Lexus RC F

The RC F, due for market launch at the end of the year 2014, has at its heart the most powerful V8 engine Lexus has yet produced for a road car. The 5.0-liter, 32-valve unit produces 470 hp and 530 Nm of torque, matched to a specially calibrated, eight-speed Sports Direct Shift transmission.Lexus RC F V8 engine

The RC F includes the world-first use of a torque vectoring differential in a front engine/rear-wheel drive configuration. Three operating modes – Standard, Slalom and Track – let the driver adjust the system to provide the optimum degree of traction and control.

The coupe’s rigid body is a fundamental element in delivering grip, constructed using a number of specialist manufacturing techniques, including new body adhesives, laser-screw welding and multi-spot welding.Lexus RC F seethrough

The RC F has evolved from the new Lexus RC coupe, which will follow it to market in 2015. In terms of aerodynamics, the car notably include bonnet air outlets and front cooling ducts. The bodywork includes carbon fiber elements to help keep weight down, including the roof, bonnet and active rear wing.

Lexus RC F preliminary technical specifications

Engine capacity (l) and configuration5.0 V8
Max. power (hp/kW)470/351 @ 7100 rpm
Max. torque (Nm)530
Transmission8-speed Sports Direct Shift
intelligent electronically controlled automatic
Driven wheelsRear-wheel drive
Seating capacity4
Overall length (m)4,705
Overall width (m)1,845
Overall height (m)1,39
Wheelbase (m)2,73
Kerb weight (kg)˂1,800 (target)
BrakesPower-assisted Brembo ventilated discs
WheelsFront – 19 x 9J
Rear – 19 x 10J
TiresFront – 255/35R19
Rear – 275/35R19
Estimated top speed (km/h)270 (electronically limited)

Source: Lexus

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