By Otsile Kadiege
Lexus recently announced a bunch of updates for the brand’s sports car – the RC range. New to the RC range are newly designed wheels, a bunch of new colours (some which are exclusive to certain model-derivatives) and Lexus’ Safety System+ 2.5.
The RC’s eye-catching exterior design features a new colour called Cloudburst Gray, which is an optional extra. Ultra White, Cloudburst Gray, and Caviar are also now available as exterior colors for the 2024 RC F Track Edition. The F Sport model derivatives are shod with new 19-inch Enkei wheels.
Inside the RC F, features exclusive F-badged sport seats that offer generous bolstering and support.
RC F Carbon Package
The RC F is available with the Carbon Package which includes carbon fiber roof, rear bumper, lip and air dam front spoiler, fin rocker, door lower molding and retractable wing rear spoiler. It also gets 19-inch matte black wheels wrapped with 255/35ZR19 front and 275/35ZR19 rear Michelin Pilot Sport 4 S tires, carbon Fiber interior trim, leather-trimmed heated and ventilated front seats, heated steering wheel with power tilt/telescopic steering column, and intuitive Parking Assist.
All 2024 RC and RC F models come with Lexus Safety System+ 2.5, which includes Pre-Collision with Pedestrian Detection, Low-light Pedestrian & Daytime Bicyclist Detection, Left Turn Vehicle Intersection Support, Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist, Intelligent High Beams, Enhanced All-Speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, Enhanced Lane Tracing Assist, and Road Sign Assist.
The RC 300 is powered by a 2.0-liter, twin-scroll turbocharged and inter-cooled in-line four-cylinder engine with direct injection resulting in 241-hp (180kW) and 258 lb.-ft. of torque (350Nm) from 1,650 to 4,400 rpm, the engine is paired to a rear-wheel drive system and an 8-speed Sport Direct-Shift automatic transmission.
The RC 300 AWD pairs a 6-speed automatic transmission with a 260-hp (194kW) 3.5-liter V6. Featuring Variable Valve Timing. Torque is rated at 236 lb.-ft. of torque (320Nm) from 2,000 to 4,800 rpm.
The RC 350 and RC 350 AWD’s 311-hp (232kW) 3.5-liter V6 generates 280 lb.-ft. of torque (380Nm) at 4,800 rpm and boasts direct and port fuel injection – The all-wheel drive RC 350 features a six-speed automatic transmission, while the rear-wheel drive model is equipped with an eight-speed Sport Direct-Shift transmission. And in the rear-wheel drive F SPORT, an available Torsen limited-slip rear differential helps maximize drivers’ ability to power out of corners. Lexus claims the RC 350 accelerates from 0 to 60mph (97km/h) in 5.8 seconds (RWD) and 6.0 seconds (AWD).
The high-performance RC F is powered by a naturally aspirated 5.0-liter V8 producing 472-hp (372kW). It takes an estimated 4.2 seconds to accelerate to 60 mph from a standstill. As standard, it’s fitted with F-tuned Adaptive Variable Suspension, massive six-piston front, four-piston rear Brembo brakes and Michelin Pilot Sport 4 S tyres.
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