LEXUS RC300h F SPORT Japan 2014 Front
Lexus RC
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Production 2014-Present
Class Compact luxury car
Body Style 2-door coupé
Length 4,695–4,705 mm (184.8–185.2 in)
Width 1,840–1,845 mm (72.4–72.6 in)
Height 1,395 mm (54.9 in)
Wheelbase 2,730 mm (107.5 in)
Weight 1,795.3 kg (3,958 lb)
Transmission 8-speed
Engine 2.0 L 8AR-FTS I4 (RC 200t)

2.5 L 2AR-FSE I4 (RC 300h) 3.5 L 2GR-FSE V6 (RC 350) 5.0 L 2UR-GSE V8 (RC F)

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Similar Lexus IS (XE30)

Lexus GS (L10)

Designer Tatsuya Takei, Yasuo Kajino (2012)

The Lexus RC is a compact luxury sport coupé manufactured by Lexus. The RC which according to Lexus stands for "Radical Coupe" is a two-door coupé version of the Lexus IS (XE30). The RC is designated as the XC10 series. The RC borrowed styling from the LF-LC concept and was previewed by the LF-CCconcept.

RC (2014–) Edit

The RC has a shorter wheelbase than the XE30 series IS though it is longer overall. The platform shares the front end of the L10 series GS, midsection from the XE20 series IS convertible, while the rear componentry is from the XE30 series IS. The RC has three LED lamps in the triangular headlights and 18-inch five-spoke alloy wheels as standard, or 19-inch ten-spoke rims as option.

Japan model were set to go on sale in the second half of 2014. Early models include RC 350 and RC 300h. US sales began in November 2014. In Japan, ownership of the version with the 5.0 litre engine is expensive due to the annual Japanese road tax obligation.

Initially, the RC was available with a choice of three engines; the RC 300h with the 2.5-liter 2AR-FSE inline-four engine mated to a continuously variable transmission, the RC 350 with the 3.5-liter 2GR-FSE V6, and the RC F with 5.0-liter 2UR-GSE V8. The RC 200t, featuring a 2.0-liter 8AR-FTS I4 turbocharged petrol engine, was added to the range in late 2015. All-wheel drive is offered for the RC 300h and RC 350.

RC F (2014–) Edit

The Lexus RC F is a high performance version of the RC with the 5.0-liter 2UR-GSE V8 engine with Atkinson cycle at cruising speeds, eight-speed automatic transmission sending the power to the rear wheels. The RC F is equipped with vertical G-sensor for VDIM, Torque Vectoring Differential (TVD) with three operating modes, Standard, Slalom, or Track, front and rear coil-springindependent suspension, monotube gas-filled shock absorbers and ball-jointed stabilizer bars, three new 19-inch diameter forged aluminum wheels, spindle grille with F-mesh pattern on the lower half, unique front hood which raises the peak of the vehicle, hood air vent from the LFA, front cooling ducts, front fender ducts in the L shape, exclusive combination meters from LFA (a large centrally mounted tachometer that alters according to drive mode, digital and analog speedometer, differential torque vectoring monitor, G-force meter, oil and water temperature gauges, mileage information and a stopwatch), elliptical cross-section thick grip steering wheel, all-new high back seats, ornamentation and pedals, Brembo four-wheel power assisted disc brakes withanti-lock braking system (ABS), electronic brake force distribution (EBD) andbrake assist (BA), 19x9-inch front and 19x10-inch rear wheels, 255/35R19 front and 275/35R19 rear tires.

The vehicle was unveiled in the 2014 North America International Auto Show.

The aerodynamic package includes an active rear spoiler, tuning of the underbody, the intakes in the grille and the front fender vents and aero stabilizing fins.

The carbon fiber package, or known in Japan as Carbon Exterior Package, includes a clear coated carbon fiber roof and active rear spoiler from the LFA and the carbon fiber engine hood.

United States model went on sale in November 2014 as 2015 model year vehicle.

Japan model was set to go on sale in the second half of 2014.

Production Edit

The carbon fiber package parts for the RC F were made at the Aichi plant after the end of the LFA production.The Toyota AA80E 8-speed transmission used in the RC F was built by Aisin AW.

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