Not too long ago, Lexus announced that it was allowing its Facebook fans to name a new hue of orange featured on the potent Lexus RC F sports car. Well, the winner has just been announced and the official name is now ‘Solar Flare’!
When discussing the name chosen and the competition as a whole, Lexus director Richard Balshaw said, “We were impressed by the huge response and the creativity shown by our Facebook fans, who took up the challenge with enthusiasm.
“Solar Flare was chosen as we think it captures the power and excitement of the RC F, as well as the impact of the paint finish itself,” he said.
As a reminder, the car 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.
The car that the RC F will surely be compared to is the BMW M4. For some comparison, the M4 produces less power, 431 horsepower but is considerably lighter, just 1,500 kilograms. It will be interesting to see which will come out on top on track!