BMW M4 may well be the only competitor to Lexus’ coupe series, but Toyota always likes to have its nose in front when it comes to this luxury segment. Since its inception at the Tokyo Auto Show in 2014, the RC variant may be Toyota’s only Lexus which may go hybrid soon. For now, the automaker looks ready to roll out its new 2018 Lexus RC F with a few design modifications.
Powertrain of 2018 Lexus RC F
No change here in the 2018 model. Lexus Radical Coupe F will continue to house its 5.0-liter V8 engine rated at 467 HP of power delivery capacity and 389 lb-ft of torque delivery capacity. An 8-speed automatic transmission system with manual shifting mode will be mated to it. With a net curb weight of 3,958 pounds, the 2018 Lexus RC F will reach a top speed of 171 mph.
Acceleration from 0 to 60 mph will occur in a mere 4.3 seconds. EPA is likely to stay the same at 16 mpg in city, 25 mpg on freeways and 15 mpg combined.
2018 Lexus RC F: Exterior design – Lexus defined
Take any model of Lexus; Toyota does not miss out when it comes to exterior styling. Expect 2018 Lexus RC F to carry on the trend with a more modern touch. It will continue to boast its Lexus-exclusive front grille with well-defined mesh structure and running all the way down the front bumper. Front hood may be lifted a bit to give the coupe more class while its headlights will continue to sport its sharp and inclined design.
Lexus RC F 2018 will come with massive 19-inch wheels. Its use will take effect during those sharp turns and added traction. Body lines may be smoothened, and rear may receive sharper corners here and there. All lights will be LED along with body colored door handles and side mirrors.
Interiors – a class apart
As usual, expect Lexus to take special care while designing the cabin of its luxury coupe. The interior will sport premium materials and gorgeous design. A lot of carbon fiber is likely to be used. Center console will come with cup holders with a host of buttons to activate the car’s technology.
Lexus Enform Infotainment will be there as well as a 17-speaker audio system with sync to its LCD. 2018 RC F will continue to sport 10-way power adjustable front seats with both heating and ventilation features. These heavily bolstered, high-backed sports seats will provide great body support and will keep you in position in turns.
Lexus RC F will come with all the standard safety features of a premium luxury coupe. This will include: advanced Cruise Control, emergency braking, Rear view cameras with park assist, forward collision detection with pedestrian detection, etc.
Also, expect blind spot monitoring system and along with lane departure warning system in the new 2018 RC F.
2018 Lexus RC F: Price, Arrival
Price will continue to be around $63,000. The 2018 Lexus RC F will be available in late 2017.