Lexus has revealed details of its all-new 2015 RC F, featuring the Japanese marques most powerful V8 ever.
Producing a massive 471bhp, the V8 will get the RC F from a standing start to 62mph in just 4.5 seconds and on to an electronically-limited top speed of 168mph.
The 5.0-litre engine pumps out a massive 530Nm of torque from 4,800 to 5,600rpm with a torque-vectoring differential added to improve power delivery fitted for the first time to a front/rear-wheel drive car.
Following on from the IS F, Lexus claims that the RC F has been engineered with the idea of incorporating the best tuning and technology from its V10 LFA supercar.
Although based on the RC Coupe, the RC F differentiates itself with features such as a more aerodynamic shape, active rear wing, broader wheels and purpose-built braking and suspension systems.
Mark Templin, Lexus International Executive Vice President said: “There is no greater emotional attachment than that afforded by a coupe in which the purity of design connects on visual and visceral levels.”
He added: “RC F will be a contemporary hero vehicle in the Lexus range, standing alongside the LFA as the embodiment of the enjoyment of sports motoring.”
External styling has been developed with aerodynamics in mind; the Lexus signature spindle grille has been given a mesh pattern with cooling ducts within the grille.
Huge L-shaped outlets just behind the front wings make a striking fashion statement whilst at the same time performing important cooling and aerodynamic functions.
The bonnet has also been raised to fit the V8 with a meshed centre scoop again providing an extra cooling effect and improved aerodynamics.
19-inch aluminium wheels have been fitted to help achieve better stability and reduce weight, with wide tyres providing superior grip and driving confidence on both urban roads and race circuits alike.
Inside, the RC F’s cabin is modelled on the exterior looks with added driver support and bespoke elements such as highly supportive seats and an all-new ambient lighting package.
Sales for the RC F are due to begin in January, with prices for the entry-level RC F starting from £49,461, with the RC F Carbon variant coming in at £55,295.
Find out more about the Lexus RC F Range