When it comes to the luxury arm of automobiles, there are very few competitors with Toyota In that regard. Since making its inception at the Tokyo Japan Auto show back in the year 2014, The RC model may just be the only Lexus variant of Japan that goes hybrid soon. However, in the meantime, the Japanese car makers appears set to unveil its all-new 2018 Lexus RC F accompanied by a few modifications in its design. If you don’t fully understand what luxury class and style means, I will implore you to keep reading so as to get a clear picture.
Lexus RC F 2018 spy shots
2018 Lexus RCF Changes, Exterior design
You can be sure of the fact that when it comes to the exterior design of any car, Toyota invests quite heavily in this regard, the new 2018 Lexus RC F is certainly no exception in this regard. As a matter of fact, this model year should spot some rather unique and upgraded modern designs that should get any serious car lover pretty much interested. For instance, you should expect it to continue with its front grille that the Lexus variant is known for as well as the mesh that is pretty much well designed with this feature extending down to the front bumper. In addition to this, the front hood may get some sort of facelift so as to give the couple additional class, also, the car headlights should still spot its rather unique and sharp design.
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A look at the wheelbase will reveal to you that the car makers should give this one rather large 19 inches forged aluminum wheels, with front 255/35R19 and back 275/35R19 tires. You may not really appreciate the use of this except when you find yourself in a situation where you have to make sharp turns. The body lines on the other side will be smoothed, the back compartment, on the other hand, should get sharper corners from place to place. It is also expected that all lights will be LED coupled with body colored door handles as well as side mirrors. Finally, two new colors will be added to existing pallet Flare Yellow and Atomic Silver.
2018 Lexus RC F Interior
Comfort is certainly one major thing that Lexus is known for and you shouldn’t expect anything less than awesome with the all-new 2018 Lexus RC F. The inside of the car should feature some materials that can only be described as premium as well as premium in terms of design. The middle console should come with cup holders as well as a host of buttons that should assist in the activation of the technology of the car. Navigation system should be installed on the big 10.3 inches screen. Also, couple known features will be Enform Wifi, Dynamic Voice Recognition, HD Radio with iTunes, and App Suite 2.0…
2018 Lexus LS 500 F Sport
The Lexus Enform infotainment technology should also be there with a 17 speaker audio system(available) with sync to its LCD. But the standard sound system will have 12-speaker. It should also continue to feature the 10-way power adjustable driver seats and 8-way seats beside that come with both ventilation and heating features. These unique car seats should provide customers awesome body support as well as proper positioning per time.
The 2018 Lexus RC F Sport should come with all the standard safety features that Lexus is known for. These features include:
• Emergency Braking
• Advanced cruise control
• Forward collision system
• Pedestrian detection
• Back cameras coupled with park assist.
In addition to this, you should be expectant of a blind spot monitoring system as well as a lane departure warning system.
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There seem to be not many changes as far as the all-new 2018 Lexus RCF Sport is concerned. It should still feature a 5.0-litre V8 engine that is rated at about 467 HP (7,300-rpm redline) output as well as 389 lb-ft of torque. Also, it should still come with the unique 8-speed automatic transmission system that spots a manual shifting system. With net curb mass of about 3,958 pounds, it should get to speeds of up to 171 mph. its acceleration should be 0 to 60 mph in about 4.3 seconds. The EPA of the car should remain the same at about 16 mpg in the city area, 25mpg when you get to the freeways, as well as 15 mpg combined.
Powertrain uses high-pressure direct injection system also called D-4S, this gives a high compression ratio > 12.3:1 <. Furthermore, there is Variable Valve Timing technology which helps the engine to work with better fuel efficiency at cruising speeds, its shortened name is VVT-iE technology.
There will be four Driving Modes:
- NORMAL mode - smooth and balanced ride with solid engine performance
- SPORT S mode - sharpen engine performance with throttle opening
- SPORT S+ mode - the best engine performance with help of the Electric Power Steering, and
- ECO mode cheapest on fuel.
Price and release date
If you are a lover of luxury and class, then you should already know that it doesn’t come cheap and that is why the new Lexus RCF 2018 starts at about $63,000 and it should be out in the later part of the year 2017.
2018 Lexus RC F pictures