The high-performance RC F races into the 2022 model year with its GT3-inspired looks and naturally aspirated 5.0-liter V8 producing 472 horsepower. RC F – celebrated for having the best power-to-weight ratio offered in its class – is the most powerful V8-powered Lexus to date and boasts stunning looks, cunning dynamics and a unique exhaust signature. With 395 pound-feet of torque at 4,800 rpm, the 5.0-liter V8 is a core ingredient in the RC F’s athletic recipe.
RC F FUJI SPEEDWAY EDITION
The stunning coupe welcomes back the Fuji Speedway Edition to the lineup. Paying homage to the track where Lexus F began, the RC F Fuji Speedway Edition will be limited to just 50 units. Named after the world-renowned “Temple of Speed” in the foothills of Mount Fuji – the birthplace of Lexus’ high performance and inspiration for the F in RC F – this unique edition embodies decades of development on the iconic Japanese track. Precisely engineered beyond the base RC F, this version of the performance coupe features master-crafted upgrades that seamlessly work together to push performance to a new level. Featuring Brembo Carbon Ceramic brakes, a titanium exhaust and extensive use of carbon fiber to improve aerodynamics and reduce weight, the RC F Fuji Speedway Edition is far more than an appearance package. The sum of the detailed enhancements can be experienced in the 3.96 seconds it takes to accelerate to 60 mph from a standstill (4.2 seconds for RC F).
The 2022 RC F Fuji Speedway Edition will only be available in an exclusive Electric Surge paint. Electric Surge – a Lexus-first – is a unique blue paint possessing a semi-matte finish. The paint expresses a beautiful satin luster like that of a true matte finish yet is durable enough go through an automatic car wash. Inside, every cockpit is decorated with black and blue Alcantara-trimmed seats and is invigorated by Alcantara accents on the shift knob and steering wheel. Blue Carbon Fiber ornamentation adorns the cabin for the ultimate distinction. F logo scuff plates and serialized badging add a finishing touch to this limited-edition RC F.
RC F CRAFTED PERFORMANCE
Each element of RC F is engineered to achieve a seamless equilibrium of arresting dynamic performance and uncompromised comfort. To this end, engineers applied a mindful approach to managing the RC F’s weight. From hollow half shafts to a lighter weight compact air conditioning compressor, Lexus’ performance coupe has its triple-beam LED headlamps aimed squarely at upping the pulse of its driver’s heart.
Along with components that shed critical pounds, lower the RC F’s center of gravity and aid in handling precision, Lexus engineers turned to their motorsport colleagues for input in the management of RC F’s aerodynamic signature. To maximize grip and minimize drag, key aerodynamic parts have been integrated to each corner of the RC F’s sculpted body – not to mention, above and below it as well.
The standard F-tuned Adaptive Variable Suspension and redesigned 19-inch wheels wrapped in Michelin Pilot Sport 4 S tires (sized 255/35ZR19 front, 275/35ZR19 rear) provide superior surefootedness, while massive six-piston front, four-piston rear Brembo brakes bring everything to a standstill with impressive aplomb.
Having those Brembo brakes onboard is critical to reigning in the excitement brought on by the naturally aspirated 5.0-liter V8. It takes an estimated 4.2 seconds to accelerate to 60 mph from a standstill; that time drops to an estimated 3.96 seconds for the Fuji Speedway Edition.
From its muscular stance and available Premium Triple-Beam LED headlamps and taillamps to its driver-inspired cabin including aggressively styled high-back sport seats, the RC F is the ultimate F, inside and out – on and off the track.
COMMAND AND CONTROL
Inside RC F, front passengers will appreciate the exclusive F-badged sport seats that offer generous bolstering and support. In addition to their holding qualities in high-G driving scenarios, the seats are designed to be as ergonomic as possible, with an optimal dispersion of body pressure integrated into their engineering.
Bold digital instrumentation displays everything from the G-force meter to Launch Control status. RC F’s lightning-fast, eight-speed Sport Direct-Shift transmission with downshift rev-matching features optimally positioned paddle shifters for split-second upshifts all the way to its 168-mph top track speed.
RC F CARBON PACKAGE
Upping RC F’s gravitas is the available Carbon Package. Included in the package are the following features.
- Carbon fiber roof, rear bumper, lip and air dam front spoiler, fin rocker, door lower molding and retractable wing rear spoiler
- 19-inch matte black wheels with 255/35ZR19 front, 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
- Intuitive Parking Assist
ADVANCED CONNECTED TECHNOLOGY
In addition to Android Auto and Amazon Alexa compatibility, all RC F models offer a large 10.3-inch, high-resolution split-screen multimedia display with full-screen map view. For added convenience, drivers can start their engine remotely with a smartwatch. And, to help them unlock a deeper appreciation of sound, the available 17-speaker, 835-watt Mark Levinson Premium Surround Sound Audio System enables music listening in its purest, highest fidelity.
2022 RC F models will arrive in dealerships later this month.