The more potent 472-horsepower* 5.0-liter V8 is not only the largest engine in its class,* it’s also the most powerful Lexus V8 ever. An unprecedented feat of precision engineering, the RC F delivers enhanced torque, added responsiveness and an updated differential gear ratio for lightning-fast acceleration. Making its V8 even more stirring, the RC F emits a throaty, specially tuned intake and exhaust note as it screams to its impressive 7,300-rpm redline.
Featured on every RC F, new Launch Control* is a key component of the vehicle’s lightning-fast acceleration off the line. This track-ready technology seamlessly allows the driver to hold the optimal rpm for launch. The throttle control within this sophisticated system helps eliminate wheelspin and maximize grip, propelling the vehicle virtually instantaneously.
Putting added control into the hands of the driver, the RC F features two advanced handling systems: a standard TORSEN®* limited-slip differential now paired with new lightweight hollow half shafts that push power to the rear wheels to help maximize grip, or an available rear Torque Vectoring Differential that dynamically distributes more torque to the outside rear wheel to help rotate the vehicle through the turn while also helping you hold your line with unprecedented precision.
For dynamic performance on and off the track, the eight-speed Sport Direct-Shift transmission offers manual control through large, steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters. Precisely positioned for faster gear changes, they deliver split-second upshifts and nearly seamless downshifts. And, in automatic mode, the transmission's AI Shift Control features a G-sensor that detects when the RC F enters a curve, and holds the lower gear throughout for optimal response when accelerating out.
Taking traction to the next level, each tread line features a specially developed compound to maximize grip.
Boldly redesigned available Premium Triple-Beam LED headlamps put evocative style in razor-sharp focus.
Taking the comfort of the standard seats even further, the available heated and ventilated front seats offer separate heaters and fans in the seat cushions to provide optimum comfort, regardless of the weather.
Embracing you from hip to shoulder, these exclusive low-set sport seats feature a unique foam construction that’s designed to disperse body pressure, increasing support and helping to keep you firmly planted through turns. And, while the embossed "F" on the headrests is a striking design element, the stitching patterns on the seat and seatbacks were created to grab more than just your attention. Inspired by specially crafted athletic sportswear, the pattern’s shape and position were carefully calculated to help provide greater support and grip in high-G situations.
Offering menacing style and the same structural rigidity as the standard steel components, the available black carbon fiber roof helps reduce weight, lowering the vehicle’s center of gravity for more responsive handling.
With Apple CarPlay integration, you can access the same familiar interface from your iPhone®* through the vehicle’s multimedia display. Simply connect your iPhone to get directions, make calls, send and receive messages via Siri®,* and get access to your favorite apps like Spotify®, Audible® and Apple Podcasts™.
To help keep you focused on the road ahead, intuitively placed controls put a variety of features at your fingertips. Among them: audio, voice activation, multi-information display and cruise control.
Using your smartphone, smartwatch, the Lexus skill on Amazon Alexa* built-in devices or the Lexus action on Google Assistant–enabled* devices, Lexus Enform Remote can let you start the engine and climate control, lock and unlock doors, and check the fuel level, the status of windows and more. You can also use the mobile app to help find your vehicle’s location. And, should you loan your Lexus to another driver, you can receive instant alerts if, for example, a preset speed or mile limit is exceeded. Lexus Enform Remote is included for the first year of ownership.
Every Lexus is backed by a comprehensive warranty that should give you miles and miles of confidence. But in case you wanted to extend your peace of mind, you'll find a variety of plans available, including ones for longer-term care, one that covers accessories and another in the event of a total loss of your Lexus due to theft, fire or accident. Take a look below to learn more about your standard coverage, as well as additional coverage options.
Reining back such a high-performance beast lap after lap requires serious stopping power. To give you the control you crave, the high-performance Brembo braking system features huge slotted 14.9-inch front brake rotors clamped by massive six-piston monoblock calipers* and 13.5-inch rear slotted rotors with four-piston calipers.
Helping to dissipate the force of a collision, crumple zones in the front and rear are intentionally designed to compress at a controlled rate, helping protect occupants within the more rigid passenger compartment.
This system is designed to automatically reduce engine power when both the brake and accelerator pedals are pressed at the same time under certain conditions.