2015 Lexus RC F SPORT Information


Lexus RC F SPORT Hero

Lexus has released more information on the RC F SPORT set to debut in Geneva next week — here’s the full press release along with a selection of fresh new photos.


Lexus RC F SPORT Side

The RC 350 F SPORT, based on the RC 350, will feature exclusive design elements and enhanced driving performance.

The F SPORT’s dynamic upgrades include Adaptive Variable Suspension (AVS) and the available Lexus Dynamic Handling (LDH) system. These features provide drivers with an even more rewarding and engaging driving experience.

Design


Lexus RC F SPORT Grille

Readily identified by a model-specific “F” mesh design, the RC 350 F SPORT features a further evolution of the Lexus spindle grille.

The unique 19-inch F SPORT mesh alloy wheels feature machine-finish and dark metallic paint.

Lexus RC F SPORT Interior

The RC 350 F SPORT also inherits a descendant of the innovative LFA driver’s meter with a moving center ring, and an F SPORT perforated leather steering wheel and shift knob. The interior design is completed by Silver Performance trim, an F SPORT-exclusive Rioja Red interior and seats with unique contrast stitching.

Driving Dynamics


Lexus RC F SPORT Badge

Adaptive Variable Suspension (AVS) is part of the F SPORT package. In response to driving operation, vehicle body motion and road surface conditions, AVS automatically and independently adjusts the performance of the damping at all four wheels. When the vehicle’s SPORT+ drive mode is selected, AVS changes to allow the driver to feel improved body control and precise responses to steering input.

The suspension enhancements of the RC 350 F SPORT are complimented by the available four-wheel steering benefits of the Lexus Dynamic Handling (LDH) system. This leading edge platform technology offers the integration of Dynamic Rear Steering (DRS) and Variable Gear Ratio Steering (VGRS).

Lexus RC F SPORT Rear

Monitoring vehicle speed, steering direction and driver inputs, the system calculates the optimum angle for all four wheels. Using VGRS in the front and DRS in the rear, the system can independently manage both front and rear wheel steering angles to help improve turn-in response, rear grip, vehicle control and overall agility when cornering.

The LDH system monitors vehicle speed and yaw rate, steering angle and speed, and lateral G to calculate the required rear wheel steering input up to a maximum rear wheel angle of 2.0 degrees. The front and rear wheels turn in opposite directions at lower speeds, and in the same direction at higher speeds.

Lexus will introduce the RC 350 F SPORT at a press conference on March 4, at 8:45 a.m. Central European Time at Palexpo’s hall 4, stand number 4211.

Comments


  • UAE_M4

    Needs a bigger display screen…

  • Max Bullo

    OMG, SHE’S SOOO SEXY IN WHITE!!!!!!!

  • Levi

    Does the the RC-F also have AWS (DRS)? If yes, M4 has no chance.

  • Max Bullo

    these rims are the same fitted on the LF-CC and this thing make me literally DROLL

  • Ayo DocMkize

    Nice work Lexus I am in love and impressed once more especially with the white colour.Now we wait for the RC200t.

  • corradoMR2

    Very nice. I expected a slightly more distinct front-end over the regular RC instead of just the full mesh grill. I.e. IS and RX F-Sports variants have altogether different bumpers.

  • Thomas

    Needs a larger grille.

  • OlFius

    And what about the wheels ?

  • Lexus Cohen

    Lexus nailed it, I’m madly in love with this beast! Hopefully I can keep my ISF and get this or maybe the RCF. Great job Lexus!

  • Grey Nurse

    To catch more plankton?

  • darkride

    I was expecting a little more, little disappointed not going to lie. I understand there is an RC-F that is an aggressive-beast, but why doesn’t this RC F-Sport have a somewhat exclusive front fascia versus the regular version. The IS, CT, RX, LS all include exclusive F-Sport exterior features.

    I was expecting no fogs, a little narrower spindle grill, and bigger faux-brake vents on the sides.

  • enthusiast88

    As long as it has memory seats (why we didn’t get the IS 350 F-sport) my wife and I are in!

  • OlFius

    Isn’t that available as an option ? I have it.

  • enthusiast88

    On the 2014 IS it’s only available on the Luxury package – not F-sport :(

  • OlFius

    Not true, in Europe.
    Mine IS is an IS 300h F-Sport with the option “F SPORT Leather Pack”, which has the memory seats.

  • enthusiast88

    Sorry, only speaking of US experience. More specifically, Southern US.

  • asdub

    Apart from the Fog lights on the RC (which just look unnecessary where
    they are placed) – the RC, RC F and RC F Sport – are truly amazing – in my
    opinion – the ONLY model where the Spindle Grille actually looks amazing
    and perfectly fits and suits the car’s lines. The RC is not overtly fussy, has
    clean lines (maybe apart from the rear ‘Black lower Grill / Gills on the
    RC and RC F Sport), amazing poise, stance and the interior middle
    section fits very nicely (whereby on the IS – the similar section looks
    cramped). Well done Lexus – I hope THIS is the sign of things to come!!

  • Davidson O

    Just go for the ISF it bring it the 08 Model i Have the 09 i dont even use the memory seat honestly i dont know how to set it up.