When Lexus set out to test the model RC- F Coupe high performance at Germany ‘s famous Nurburgring track in the summer, much to the surprise Japanese did not have anything to hide. The car in the prototype stage are usually covered by a sufficient extent that the audience can only guess at how it will look in its final form, but the coupe version of the popular IS was detected for all those who want to see it. So many were surprised when Lexus debuted the serial model at this year’s Tokyo Motor Show , as the same model already seen plenty of times before . However , although the RC IS and share most of the platform and mechanics , they differ significantly in the design.
2015 Lexus RC redesign
Toyota’s luxury division has devoted much attention to its giant in order to significantly dominated by rivals such as the BMW 4 -Series, Mercedes C – Class Coupe , Audi A5 and Cadillac CTS Coupe . With dimensions of 4,695 mm length , 1,840 mm width and 1,395 mm height , 2015 RC at first glance looks bigger than its sedan version.
The front of the two cars is not significantly changed , and he has a recognizable Lexus grille with headlights similar to IS- in , but the rest of the vehicle significantly more luxurious . A pillar of 2015 Lexus RC looks much more aerodynamic while the rear of the vehicle was inspired by the LF -LC concept from last year . LED lights give the car driving premium lines and double exhaust similar to the LFA supercar.
2015 Lexus RC interior
The interior of 2015 Lexus RC is similar to the sedan and offers enough space for four passengers . As can be expected from a car with the Lexus mark , the interior is luxurious and comfortable and offers a long list of standard and optional equipment. Lexus is particularly proud of the seats , which are similar to the LFA supercar.
2015 Lexus RC engine
In terms of mechanics offer starts with the 2015 Lexus RC 350 , which offers a 3.5L V6 engine with 306 hp and 375 Nm of torque , and this engine will be available globally. European customers can also receive and 2015 Lexus RC 300h hybrid, which combines gasoline 2.5L I4 engine and an electric motor, a total power output of 217 hp and 300 Nm of torque.
All models will transmit power to the rear wheels , or optional all-wheel drive , by selecting the six and eight-speed automatic transmission. From the Japanese giant announced that they are considering the option of a diesel engine for European customers , but about them for now no more.
In the end, we mention that the 2015 Lexus RC is only the first in a line of sports cars Japanese vehicle manufacturer , and the rest should follow next year . And the goal ? The aim is to attract customers who have so far mainly driven German cars.
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