Rear-wheel-drive-only functionality coupe makes debut in Detroit
We received a very good appear at the 2015 Lexus RC F coupe last week, but its official Detroit auto present reveal answered a few of the questions we nevertheless had about the aggressively styled 2-door.
1st and foremost? Output. Lexus calls the RC F’;s V8 its most strong manufacturing 8-cylinder ever it will get “more than” 450 hp and “a lot more than” 383 lb-ft of torque. So we’;re even now not fully certain about what this thing will be capable of, but at least we have anything to go on. There is no word on -60 occasions, both, but Lexus says it is trying to do better than the IS F. That indicates it needs to beat 4.6 seconds.
With a target weight of 3,968, the RC F is considerably heavier than the 3,780-pound IS F — hopefully its higher-output V8 can handle the additional heft. For what it’;s worth, the gasoline mileage is also supposed to be far better than that of the IS F, which achieves 18 mpg mixed, but no official numbers have been announced.
You won’;t get to opt out of the 8-pace automated transmission (naturally, there are paddle shifters), but Lexus VP Jeff Bracken emphasized that the car will only be accessible in rear-wheel drive. And while it isn’;t quite a mini LFA, Lexus positive would seem to be trying difficult to convince us otherwise with the massive retractable rear spoiler and scoops and vents galore.
There is, of program, the matter of that spindle grille — you may either really like it or dislike it, but this is one of the strongest applications of that controversial styling feature yet.
The RC F is anticipated to arrive this fall alongside the RC 350. We’;ll know much more about pricing as that date approaches.
The North American Global Car Show, known to most as the Detroit automobile show, continues to serve as a barometer for the entire sector. This yr, we’;ll anticipate to see the new Chevrolet Corvette Z06, the 2015 Ford Mustang and the BMW M3 and M4. The 2014 Detroit automobile display is held at Cobo Hall in Detroit, Mich., and is open to the public from Jan. 18-26.
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