Lexus at the Geneva Motor Show 201412/03/2014
The Geneva Motor Show provided a sense of occasion for Lexus as it celebrated a European debut for the RC Coupe and a world premiere for its RC F Sport trim.Show full story
Unveiling the RC Coupe, Lexus confirmed the model will launch in 2015 and will be powered by a 2.5-litre version of Lexus’ full hybrid drive system.
The new RC model range features the latest Lexus technology developments, including a new, touch-operated Remote Touch Interface (RTI), and an upgraded Blind Sport Monitor (BSM) safety system.
Lexus designers have changed the dimensions for the RC, making it 30mm wider, 35mm lower and 70mm shorter in the wheelbase than the IS saloon. These changes give it a classic coupe stance and a unique quality across the Lexus brand.
More aggressive exterior styling is the feature for the RC F Sport trim alongside revised driving dynamics.
The F Sport’s dynamic upgrade comprises of tuned front and rear suspensions systems and the availability of Adaptive Variable Suspension (AVS) with the Sport S+ driving mode.
Lexus also made a European debut, for its high performance RC F at Geneva, ahead of its launch later this year.
As the manufacturer’s most powerful V8 performance to date, the RC F boasts a 5.0-litre unit that is capable of producing at least 450bhp and 520Nm of torque.
The engine has been mated to an eight-speed calibrated Sports Direct shift transmission that improves response to accelerator pedal inputs, giving the driver more control over power and torque delivery.
Cylinder heads and moving parts have been redesigned for the RC F to deliver more power at higher engine revs than previously possible. It is also the first Lexus performance engine to use the Atkinson cycle at cruising speeds, which ensures improved fuel economy.