Lexus RC F Incorporates Carbon Fiber in Design
New Lexus to incorporate Carbon Fiber components in hood, roof and trunk lid.
The 2015 Lexus RC F is set to challenge cars from competitors like Audi, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz. The New Lexus RC F is expected to be launched next fall and claims to boast a 5.0 Liter V-8 engine, it’s 455 horsepower and 401 pound-feet torque make this a top notch Racing Coupe. This car is said to be rear wheel drive and will have an eight-speed, paddle shifted automatic transmission.
As stated above the car will boast carbon fiber on the hood, roof and trunk lid. With more aerodynamic features taken from the Lexus LFA. It is believed the hood of the RC F will incorporate a scoop to channel air underneath the body. Lexus is also rumored to have added a rear spoiler that adjusts automatically depending on speed. The RC F is 15mm lower to the ground when compared to its RC counterpart. The RC F is said to hit speeds north of 186 mph.
Lexus is also trying to make the RC F more efficient, by creating a car that passes the Euro-6 emissions regulations. For the RC F, Toyota and Lexus this means they will use cylinder deactivation technology, where four cylinders will be shut down during high speed cruising.
Instead of decommissioning the carbon fiber loom that helped create the Lexus LFA, Toyota decided to use more carbon fiber in their other car models. It is unclear which models it will be used for, however Toyota stated not to expect a new LFA Roadster or a new supercar.
Motor Trend and its illustrators have designed a rendering of what they believe the RC F will look like. (see above)
Wondering when you can see the new Lexus? The Lexus RC F will debut at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show.
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