Ten years has passed since Lexus first introduced the concept of its high-performance F models, and our celebration of this landmark is the production of an exclusive, limited edition version of the RC F coupe – the RC F 10th Anniversary.
The car’s powerful lines and sculpted surfaces have been given extra impact with a new matt paint finish in Mercury Grey, featured on a Lexus for the first time. The matt theme is also picked up in exterior elements such as the door handles, mirror housings, side skirts and shark fin antenna. This strikes a strong contrast with the highly polished black finish of the 19-inch multi-spoke forged alloy wheels.
The Brembo braking system’s large calipers are visible through the wheel spokes, painted blue and bearing the evocative F logo. The same blue shade is used to edge the discreet F badging on the car’s front wings.
The interior displays an even bolder application of the colour, with an exclusive Blue Carbon theme. The highly supportive front sports seats are finished in vivid blue semi-aniline leather with white accents and the F symbol embossed in the integrated head restraints. They also incorporate heating and ventilation functions.
The same blue leather can be found on the gear shift knob, steering wheel and instrument panel hood, with the seatbelts coloured to match. The steering wheel has a white band to mark the centre line and has an integrated heater. The detailing extends to the switch surrounds on the door armrests, which feature a striking carbon weave finish in blue, black and silver. On the armrest of the driver’s door is a discreet metal plaque recording the car’s Special Edition status.
Other features include the RC F Carbon Pack, equipping the car with a carbon fibre bonnet, roof and active rear spoiler, together with a Torque Vectoring Differential for superior handling through corners, Adaptive Variable Suspension and Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management with Sport and Expert modes. The safety provisions are equally impressive, including Lexus Safety System +, Rear Cross Traffic Alert and a Blind Spot Monitor.
The coupe is fitted with the highest-specification audio and multimedia package, with a 17-speaker Mark Levinson surround system and Lexus Premium Navigation with a 10.3-inch display and Remote Touch control.
The RC F is powered by a naturally aspirated V8 engine that produces 457bhp and maximum torque of 520Nm, coupled to an eight-speed Sport Direct Shift automatic transmission. Acceleration from rest to 62mph can be achieved in 4.5 seconds, and the top speed is electronically limited to 168mph.
The new Lexus RC F 10th Anniversary is on sale now, priced at £69,995 on the road.
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