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Published Date: 08/07/2014

Those who headed to this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed, were treated with the first UK appearance of the Lexus RC F model.
The Lexus RC F as seen at Goodwood

The showcase of this high-performance coupe has already been creating a stir this year due to its motor show appearances around the world.

A model of evolution, the RC F is based on the Lexus RC Coupe and the RC F will follow it to market next year.

Over the RC Coupe, the RC F has a more advanced and powerful engineering package and cuts a sharper figure on the road.

The Lexus RC F is instantly recognisable thanks to its spindle grille and its design cues, which are taken from the LFA supercar.

As one of Lexus’ newest models the RC F was featured on the brand’s show stand and it drove onto the festival’s hill course as part of Goodwood’s “first glance” sessions.

It was with this move onto the track that Lexus hoped to show off the best of the RC F’s performance potential.

Alongside the RC F, Lexus also stormed up Goodwood’s famous hill climb in its LFA super car.

The RC F is powered by the most powerful V8 engine Lexus has ever produced for a production car.

At its heart lies a 5.0-litre, 32-valve unit, which produces an output of 450bhp and 520Nm worth of torque.

Mated to a specially calibrated, eight-speed Sports Direct Shift transmission, the Lexus RC F sprints from zero to 62 mph in 4.5 seconds and goes on to a top speed of 174mph.

Fitted with a torque vectoring differential, in a front engine/rear-wheel-drive configuration, the Lexus RC F is a fast car that boasts excellent handling.

The model has three driving modes – Standard, Slalom and Track, to let the driver adjust the handling system, allowing for better traction and control.

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