Exciting information ahead — Automobile Magazine has published an in-depth feature on the Lexus RC F, with a gallery of exclusive photos — let’s start off with a selection of images:
Automobile Magazine confirms that the RC F will have the same 5.0L V8 engine as the IS F, though it’s been deeply revised and bumped up to over 450 hp and 384 lb-ft of torque — total vehicle weight is “a rather husky 3970 pounds”.
The transmission remains an eight-speed automatic, though much like the engine, it’s been updated:
It’s calibrated to lock up in second gear and above for crisper response, it delivers gear changes from the shift paddles in less than 0.2 second, and it blips the throttle automatically for quicker downshifts. Just as important, the electronic programming for the transmission, chassis, and stability control includes no fewer than three modes suitable for track driving, plus there’s an optional torque-vectoring rear differential.
The array of sensors that operates stability control even includes a rear-ride-height function for those times when, you know, the car is airborne after crossing a crest at the Nordschleife.