The V8-powered Lexus RC F will arrive next year.
The V8-powered Lexus RC F will arrive next year.

Lexus reputation gets a sexy makeover with RC F

SENSUAL speed. Lexus will deliver on its promise for sexier cars when the RC F coupe arrives early next year.

Lexus will launch its assault on the luxury performance vehicle segment powered by 351kW naturally aspirated 5.0-litre V8 engine.

The new engine will develop almost 13% more power than the IS F engine on which it is based - making it the most powerful Lexus V8 engine in the marque's history. All-new cylinder heads and lighter moving parts have increased the maximum power of the 5.0-litre, 32-valve engine by 40kW, with maximum revolutions increased from 6600 to 7300rpm.

Lexus Australia chief executive Sean Hanley said the RC F will have a powerful presence in the Australian automotive market.

"The RC F will be powerful in every respect. From its design to the powertrain beneath it, the RC F has been designed to engage, excite and inject emotion into the Lexus brand," Mr Hanley said.

"As our performance hero, RC F plays a very important role in highlighting our engineering and design capabilities, and just as importantly it also displays the passion and pride of our engineering team.

"RC F encompasses all of our learnings from LFA and wraps it up in Lexus' latest design philosophy."

Inside the Lexus RC F (overseas model).
Inside the Lexus RC F (overseas model).


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