2015 LEXUS RC F: Lexus unleashes a major attraction in the Lexus display at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show. It's the 2015 Lexus RC F, a low-slung, athletic coupe that was designed to support the most powerful V-8 performance car ever developed by Lexus. Backing up the claim is a 5.0-liter normally aspirated V8 engine with more than 450 horsepower and more than 383 pound feet of torque. A first for Lexus, this V-8 includes Atkinson and Otto cycle to optimize fuel efficiency and performance. Atkinson optimizes fuel efficiency at lower speeds and Otto cycle kicks in when needed for performance.
The power is managed by an eight-speed transmission. To help optimize driving dynamics the RC F features an active wing like that on the LFA to increase downforce and improve grip over the rear 19-inch wheels. The hood includes a functional vent to decrease aerodynamic lift and of course there’s our most expressive spindle grille yet. In addition the RC F includes a Torque Vectoring Differential. As opposed to systems that react to loss of traction like ABS our Torque Vectoring Differential proactively manages traction in, through and out of corners. Inside, the instrument panel inspired by the LFA includes a seven-inch navigation screen. You'll find a touchpad interface. It's a Lexus first and works much like a touchpad on a laptop or mobile device.Swipe your finger over the touchpad to operate systems like- climate control,- navigation,- and media selections. The RC F along with the RC 350 go on sale later this fall.
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