Video: Lexus Details RC F Coupe Development

When creating the Lexus RC F Coupe, the Japanese luxury and performance arm of Toyota, had its back against the wall. Just a few months ago, the BMW M4 Coupe was revealed and very soon, a new Mercedes-Benz C 63 AMG Coupe will launch. On top of these cars, the Audi RS5 Coupe is still turning heads despite being a few years old.


To showcase just some of the extensive development work which went into creating the RC F, Lexus has released the following three-minute video detailing just some of the lengths the company went to in creating the RC F. During testing, the Lexus RC F was taken to famous race tracks like the Fuji Speedway and Nurburgring-Nordschleife.

In case you needed reminding, the Lexus RC F Coupe gets its roar from more than 450 horsepower and more than 383 pound-feet of torque all courtesy of an all-new 5.0-liter 32-valve V8 engine that will provide increased maximum power at higher engine rpm than previously possible. This engine is the most powerful V8 engine the Japanese marque has ever constructed. Lexus say that the car should weigh in at under 1,800 kilograms. The RC F will be limited to a top speed of 270 km/h.

Inside, the striking cockpit-like interior of Lexus RC F complements the aggressive exterior with its superbly crafted cabin. There are a number of unique components including the gauges, steering wheel, seats and pedals. The instrument panel is dominated by a central gauge which changes according to the four selectable driving modes, again like that of the LFA.

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