Order Books Open for Lexus RC F

The potent Lexus RC F has officially gone on sale with order books opening and pricing details being revealed. Set to rival the new BMW M4 Coupe as well as the upcoming next-gen Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Coupe, the RC F incorporates many technologies from the wonderful LFA supercar.

Two variants of the Lexus RC F are available. The standard car starts at 59,995 pounds in the U.K. while the RC F Carbon will set you back at least 67,995 pounds. Deliveries are pencilled in for January next year.

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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