Last week, Lexus invited me to the Monticello Motor Club, where I was able to test drive the all-new RC coupe in all its various forms. The following is a technical overview of the RC F — my personal impressions will posted early next week.
As the first new F-badged Lexus in nearly five years, the RC F super-coupe has some big shoes to fill — consider this:
- It’s the first mass-production high-performance vehicle from Lexus since the IS F was introduced back in 2007, and
- It’s also the first coupe in the lineup since the LFA supercar ended its production run last year.
With the IS F production run now finished and no replacement in sight, the RC F will exist as the sole high-performance vehicle in the Lexus lineup.
It’s a heavy burden, but the RC F is no ordinary machine — it’s a 467 horsepower monster, built with an exceptional level of performance enhancements and full of lessons learned during the development of the IS F, IS F CCS-R racecar, and the LFA supercar.
The following is a technical overview of the RC F — the standard RC has been covered in a separate article, which I would certainly recommend reading first.Continue reading this article…