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Lexus RC F GT3 Reminds Us How Awesome Racing Cars Look All In Black 28
Feb
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Geneva Motor Show, LEXUS, Lexus RC, Lexus RC F, Motorsport, racing on 02 28th, 2017


Sometimes we forget, but racing cars look awesome in black. Don't get us wrong, we dig racing liveries (some more than others), and camouflage wraps can look pretty sweet, too. But there's something deliciously sinister about seeing one stripped down to its bare bones.
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Lexus Graces RC F And GS F With Adaptive Variable Suspension 16
Nov
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in AVS, LEXUS, Lexus GS, Lexus GS-F, Lexus RC, Lexus RC F, new cars, prices on 11 16th, 2016


Driving a Lexus GS F or RC F on the track or on challenging roads has never been easier, as Toyota's luxury brand has improved their handling stability and ride comfort by adding an Adaptive Variable Suspension (AVS).
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Toyota And Lexus Saw Hybrid Sales Go Up By 45 Per Cent In Europe 28
Sep
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Hybrids, LEXUS, Lexus LC, Lexus NX, Lexus RC, Lexus RX, PHEV, Reports, TOYOTA, Toyota Auris, Toyota Prius, Toyota Yaris on 09 28th, 2016


Hybrid cars are gaining momentum with Toyota Motor Europe announcing big increases on sales of their hybrids in the old Continent.
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2017 Lexus RC Coupe Review Reveals The Good & Bad Of Owning A 4-Series Alternative 1
Sep
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in LEXUS, Lexus RC, Lexus Videos, reviews, UK, video on 09 1st, 2016


When it comes to sporty premium coupe models such as the BMW 4-Series, Audi A5 and Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe, the verdict is often times in favor of the Bimmer if you value driving dynamics.
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Better Late Than Never: Lexus Gets Its Own Performance Driving School 14
Aug
Posted by Carscoops Staff in LEXUS, Lexus GS, Lexus GS-F, Lexus IS, Lexus RC, Lexus RC F on 08 14th, 2016


That took a while, no? Setting up performance driving courses like Porsche, Lamborghini and others, that is, but finally high-performance Lexus has launched the Lexus Performance Driving School, and it's slated to hit race tracks across the country in the coming months.
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Lexus’ Annual Sales Rise By 12 Per Cent In 2015 2
Feb
Posted by Brad Anderson in LEXUS, Lexus ES, Lexus LX, Lexus NX, Lexus RC, Lexus RX, Reports on 02 2nd, 2016


With 652,000 vehicles delivered, last year has been a very good one for Lexus.
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Toyota To Debut C-HR Crossover By Entering Nurburgring 24 Hours 15
Jan
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in concepts, Lexus RC, Lexus RC F, Nurburgring, racing, TOYOTA, Toyota Concepts on 01 15th, 2016


Toyota and Gazoo Racing announced their entry in the famous Nurburgring 24 Hours endurance event with a racing version of the upcoming C-HR crossover.
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Lexus’ US Sales Boom Thanks To Buyers’ Appetite For F Sport Variants 26
Oct
Posted by Andreas Tsaousis in LEXUS, Lexus CT 200h, Lexus GS, Lexus IS, Lexus RC, Reports on 10 26th, 2015


Reliability and quality alone just didn’t cut it anymore in the premium sector; losing the top spot in 2011, after 11 years, was a wake-up call for Lexus.
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New Lexus RC Coupe Ready To Order, Priced From £34,995 In The UK 6
Oct
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in LEXUS, Lexus RC, new cars, UK on 10 6th, 2015


Lexus UK opened the order books for the new RC Coupe, available with hybrid and turbo-petrol powertrains.
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Lexus Turbocharges 2016 RC Coupe, Adds V6 AWD Version Too In The U.S. 2
Oct
Posted by John Halas in Galleries, LEXUS, Lexus RC, new cars on 10 2nd, 2015


When Lexus expanded the range of the 2016 IS sedan in July, we knew it was only a matter of time before it offered the same upgrades to the RC coupe in the States.
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Lexus RC Coupe Now Available With 241hp Turbo Petrol; F Sport Offers Torsen Diff 31
Jul
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in LEXUS, Lexus RC, new cars on 07 31st, 2015


Lexus installed its new turbocharged 241hp engine in the RC coupe, making it the fourth model in its lineup to use their latest downsized petrol unit.
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Geneva Auto Show: 2015 Lexus RC 350 F Sport to Debut 3
Mar
Posted by Malcolm Hogan in Auto Addiction, auto show, Automotive, F Sport, Geneva Auto Show, Geneva Motor Show, LEXUS, Lexus RC, Lexus RC F, Lexus RC350, Lexus RC350 F Sport, News on 03 3rd, 2014
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We brought you the all-new 2015 Lexus RC Coupe and Performance-oriented Lexus RC F Coupe packed with a 5.0-liter V8 engine several months ago. Now as the Geneva Auto Show boots up this week we bring you the all-new 2015 Lexus RC 350 F Sport coupe to round out the line of RC Coupe vehicles (RC 350, RC 350 F Sport, RC F).

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There is no doubt that Lexus has been pushed into making a few more sporty cars not only in the looks department but also make the driving dynamics appeal to true auto enthusiasts looking for that hidden sports car side of Toyota over the course of many years. Now Lexus has broken out of its traditional skin somewhat to bring us the RC 350 in the F Sport trim featuring many traits from its RC F brethren only it gets the smooth 3.5-liter V6 engine with 306 horsepower mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission.

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So far we like what we see and it is good to see the aggressiveness make it to what is suspected to be a mainstream vehicle from Lexus. Have a look at the fresh images and full press release below.

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It’s a Trifecta! – F SPORT Completes All-New Lexus RC Coupe Line-up

  • RC 350 F SPORT joins RC 350 and RC F for 2015 Model Year
  • Adaptive Variable Suspension Adjusts Damping to Help Maximize Agility
  • 19-Inch Alloy Wheels Complement More Aggressive Exterior and Interior Design Features
February 28, 2014
GENEVA – Feb. 28, 2014 – And F SPORT makes three. Driving enthusiasts, get ready for more Lexus RC options from which to choose. When the all-new model launches in the U.S. this fall the 2015 Lexus RC 350 F SPORT will join the recently introduced RC 350 sport coupe and RC F performance model.The RC 350 F SPORT will make its world debut at the 2014 Geneva International Motor Show.
The RC is a stand-alone model rather than a two-door derivative of a sedan although it is built on the GS sedan platform. It has the same width as GS and a shorter wheelbase than the IS sedan to help achieve spirited handling and agility.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
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.

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
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).

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.

Specifications

RC 350 F SPORT
Length 184.8 in.
Height / mm 54.9 in.
Width / mm 72.4 in.
Wheelbase / mm 107.5 in.
Seating capacity        persons 4
Driven wheels Rear-wheel drive
Engine type 2GR-FSE
Cylinders V6
Horsepower 306 hp @ 6,400 rpm
Torque 277 lb.-ft. @ 4,800 rpm
Transmission 8AT
Suspension Front: Double Wishbone
Rear: Multilink
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Lexus launched in 1989 with two luxury sedans and a commitment to pursue perfection. Since that time, Lexus has expanded its line-up to meet the needs of global luxury customers. Lexus is now going beyond its reputation for high quality vehicles with the integration of innovative technology, emotional exterior and interior designs, and engaging driving dynamics and performance.  With five models incorporating Lexus Hybrid Drive, Lexus is the luxury hybrid leader. Lexus also offers six F SPORT models and two F models, including the LFA supercar, for top-of-the-line performance. In the United States, Lexus vehicles are sold through 233 dealers who are committed to exemplary customer service.


Geneva Auto Show: 2015 Lexus RC 350 F Sport to Debut 3
Mar
Posted by Malcolm Hogan in Auto Addiction, auto show, Automotive, F Sport, Geneva Auto Show, Geneva Motor Show, LEXUS, Lexus RC, Lexus RC F, Lexus RC350, Lexus RC350 F Sport on 03 3rd, 2014
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We brought you the all-new 2015 Lexus RC Coupe and Performance-oriented Lexus RC F Coupe packed with a 5.0-liter V8 engine several months ago. Now as the Geneva Auto Show boots up this week we bring you the all-new 2015 Lexus RC 350 F Sport coupe to round out the line of RC Coupe vehicles (RC 350, RC 350 F Sport, RC F).

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There is no doubt that Lexus has been pushed into making a few more sporty cars not only in the looks department but also make the driving dynamics appeal to true auto enthusiasts looking for that hidden sports car side of Toyota over the course of many years. Now Lexus has broken out of its traditional skin somewhat to bring us the RC 350 in the F Sport trim featuring many traits from its RC F brethren only it gets the smooth 3.5-liter V6 engine with 306 horsepower mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission.

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So far we like what we see and it is good to see the aggressiveness make it to what is suspected to be a mainstream vehicle from Lexus. Have a look at the fresh images and full press release below.

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It’s a Trifecta! – F SPORT Completes All-New Lexus RC Coupe Line-up

  • RC 350 F SPORT joins RC 350 and RC F for 2015 Model Year
  • Adaptive Variable Suspension Adjusts Damping to Help Maximize Agility
  • 19-Inch Alloy Wheels Complement More Aggressive Exterior and Interior Design Features
February 28, 2014
GENEVA – Feb. 28, 2014 – And F SPORT makes three. Driving enthusiasts, get ready for more Lexus RC options from which to choose. When the all-new model launches in the U.S. this fall the 2015 Lexus RC 350 F SPORT will join the recently introduced RC 350 sport coupe and RC F performance model.The RC 350 F SPORT will make its world debut at the 2014 Geneva International Motor Show.
The RC is a stand-alone model rather than a two-door derivative of a sedan although it is built on the GS sedan platform. It has the same width as GS and a shorter wheelbase than the IS sedan to help achieve spirited handling and agility.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
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.

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
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).

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.

Specifications

RC 350 F SPORT
Length 184.8 in.
Height / mm 54.9 in.
Width / mm 72.4 in.
Wheelbase / mm 107.5 in.
Seating capacity        persons 4
Driven wheels Rear-wheel drive
Engine type 2GR-FSE
Cylinders V6
Horsepower 306 hp @ 6,400 rpm
Torque 277 lb.-ft. @ 4,800 rpm
Transmission 8AT
Suspension Front: Double Wishbone
Rear: Multilink
# # #
Lexus launched in 1989 with two luxury sedans and a commitment to pursue perfection. Since that time, Lexus has expanded its line-up to meet the needs of global luxury customers. Lexus is now going beyond its reputation for high quality vehicles with the integration of innovative technology, emotional exterior and interior designs, and engaging driving dynamics and performance.  With five models incorporating Lexus Hybrid Drive, Lexus is the luxury hybrid leader. Lexus also offers six F SPORT models and two F models, including the LFA supercar, for top-of-the-line performance. In the United States, Lexus vehicles are sold through 233 dealers who are committed to exemplary customer service.


Lexus Could Offer Aggressive Carbon Fiber Package For New RC F 22
Jan
Posted by Darryl in Auto Addiction, Automotive, LEXUS, Lexus RC, Lexus RC F, News on 01 22nd, 2014
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By now you have seen one of Toyota’s attempts to return to the enthusiast market with the FT-1 Concept and the new Lexus RC-F. Well, some are saying Toyota is going to take bold approaches to regain their placement in the enthusiast segment and to bring that notion home they will reportedly offer a carbon-fiber package that you see equipped here in the images.

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Now we don’t have many details on this alleged package as of yet. What we do know is some of the internet chatter is starting to call the RC-F a boy-racer car already. Not so sure considering it means business with a 460+ horsepower 5.0-liter V8 engine. What do you say about this folks?

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[source: autoblog.nl]



Lexus RC F Fills Void for Japanese Luxury Performance Sports Coupe 8
Jan
Posted by Malcolm Hogan in Auto Addiction, auto show, Automotive, LEXUS, Lexus IS F, Lexus RC, Lexus RC F, naias, News, North American International Auto Show, video on 01 8th, 2014
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Enthusiasts remember the days of the Toyota Supra very well and at any chance we get we attempt to play up those endless rumors of the Supra making its return. On the other end of the Toyota spectrum the Lexus brand has attempted to fill a void for enthusiasts and the IS F has held its own for long enough and Lexus has introduced an all-new RC F Coupe, marking the performance variant of the all-new IS but with two doors and packing a monstrous V8 engine.

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The all-new Lexus RC, a coupe version of the new IS, is said to be an all-new creation with its own chassis and physique. The RC F takes things to a new level with a V8 engine rumored to get upwards of 460 horsepower and potentially the current IS F’s 8-speed automatic transmission. That would make for a nice competitor to the likings of the BMW M4, Audi RS5 and Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG.

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Some say what the RC F comes down to is something to easily slot between the large gap formed by Toyota from the new Scion FR-S and exotic Lexus LFA. That gap is sure to close, especially if we were to see a Toyota-ized variation of this RC F that we see here. Can we say “another Supra rumor”?

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Ever since the conception of the Lexus IS the Japanese brand has been chasing down the Germans. Until the full specs are released next week during the official debut of the RC F, we really won’t know if it will actually catch the Germans, but so far it looks promising.

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UPDATE: Official Press Release gives us additional info and specs with video!

Lexus RC F Redefines the Daily Commute with Asphalt-Grinding Performance and Bold Head-Turning Design

  • Global Premiere of RC F Coupe at North American International Auto Show on Jan. 14
  • Aggressive Design Cues Demonstrate Performance Potential
  • Aerodynamic Wings and Scoops Illustrate Uncompromising Grit
TORRANCE, Calif. (Jan. 8, 2014) – Giving new meaning to “back to the grind,” the daily commute is now transformed into a day at the track with the all-new Lexus RC F. The RC F coupe is styled to support the most powerful V8 performance car ever developed by Lexus.Based on the spectacular all-new RC coupe that was revealed at the Tokyo Motor Show last November, the RC F has wider wheels and tires, an active rear wing, air scoops, cooling ducts and available carbon fiber components, each delivering uncompromising grit to the driving experience.Design Exterior
The signature Lexus spindle grille, featuring a subtle F-pattern on the lower half, dominates the front of the RC F from the bottom of the hood to the lower lip. The hood is higher than that of the RC to accommodate the larger V8 engine and create the powerful flared profile suited to an F model. Ducts beneath the front bumper, fenders, and strategically-placed aerodynamic stabilizing fins create a stance which further identifies the F model.Air outlets at the rear of the front fender form the shape of an L when they merge with side sill extensions, while stacked trapezoidal quad-outlet tailpipes at the rear add further aggression. Taking design cues from the Lexus LFA supercar, the RC F features an available speed-sensitive active rear spoiler. It enhances the coupe’s lines at standstill and deploys from the RC F’s deck at approximately 50 mph and retracts when the speed is less than 25 mph. The wing helps the RC F maintain traction and stability at higher speeds.Three variations of 10-spoke 19-inch forged aluminum wheels are available, including two machine polished designs and one design hand polished by a craftsmen.Design Interior
The striking cockpit-like interior of Lexus RC F complements the aggressive exterior. Unique components include the meters, steering wheel, seats, ornamentation and pedals. The instrument panel is dominated by a central meter which changes according to the four selectable driving modes. The information, color of the display and size of text can be changed.

Occupant comfort is all important. RC F debuts a Lexus-first elliptical cross-section thick-grip steering wheel with optimum placement of paddle gear shifts. All-new high back seats with an embossed F on the headrests offer the driver and passenger an exceptional performance fit. The seats are available in a selection of five leather trims, each with contrasting stitching.

Outstanding new L-shaped rubber slits in the brake and accelerator pedals combine form and function to provide better foot grip.

The all-new RC F will be revealed at a press conference at the 2014 North American International Motor Show in W-152, formerly known as the Riverview Ballroom, at Cobo Center Jan. 14 at 8:45 am EST. The Lexus press conference will also be streamed live online at www.lexus-int.com/. Follow the hashtag #AsphaltUp for more developments.

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Lexus launched in 1989 with two luxury sedans and a commitment to pursue perfection. Since that time, Lexus has expanded its line-up to meet the needs of global luxury customers. Lexus is now going beyond its reputation for high quality vehicles with the integration of innovative technology, emotional exterior and interior designs, and engaging driving dynamics and performance.  With five models incorporating Lexus Hybrid Drive, Lexus is the luxury hybrid leader. Lexus also offers six F SPORT models and two F models, including the LFA supercar, for top-of-the-line performance. In the United States, Lexus vehicles are sold through 233 dealers who are committed to exemplary customer service.






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