The 2017 Lexus RCF is a jazzed-up version of the compact executive coupe Lexus RC and they both hit the market in 2014. Besides being more daringly designed, the RCF offers powerful and throaty-tuned engine, straightforward handling and a cabin loaded with cutting-edge features. The model faces tough competition in cars like Mercedes-AMG C63 Coupe, Cadillac ATS-V and BMW M4 Coupe.
Exterior and Interior
As we mentioned above, the 2017 Lexus RCF sports a very striking exterior design with bulging nose that immediately pops out and contributes to the overall race car charm of the model. The front is dominated with huge mesh-covered spindle grille and three-projector full-LED headlights. The selections of wheels include 19-inch split-five-spoke forged alloy wheels, 19-inch split-ten-spoke forged alloy wheels and 19-inch hand-polished twenty-spoke forged alloy wheels.Front and rear, the fenders are outfitted with L-shaped air vents to aid the engine cooling, while, at the back, the stacked double exhaust pipes, placed on each side, round out the impressive-looking exterior. The car is offered with seven exterior colors including elegant Ultra White, smashing Liquid Platinum, classy Obsidian, playful Molten Pearl, exotic Infrared and bold Ultrasonic Blue Mica 2.0.
The new Lexus RCF sports a richly designed interior, which comes beautifully outfitted with exclusive leather and carbon fiber details. The customers can choose among five combinations that they can outfit the car with including Black NuLuxe with Silver Performance trim, Black NuLuxe with Black Carbon Fiber trim, Black leather with Black Carbon Fiber trim, Stratus Gray leather with Black Carbon Fiber trim and Circuit Red leather with Black Carbon Fiber trim. The safety features include rigid body structure with crumple zones, backup camera with dynamic gridlines, Pre-collision System, Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, Smart Stop Technology, and Eight-Standard Airbag System.
The exhilarating 2017 Lexus RCF is equipped with a 5.0-liter V8 engine with lightweight titanium valves. This high-performance powertrain delivers 467 horsepower and 389 pound-feet of torque. The car comes with an eight-speed Sport Direct-Shift transmission that can be controlled through steering-wheel-attached paddle shifters. The RCF is outfitted with powerful Brembo disk brakes, electronic brake force distribution and anti-lock braking system. The car can speed from zero to 60 miles per hour in impressive 4.7 seconds and can reach a maximum speed of 168 mph.
2017 Lexus RCF Price and Release Date
The Lexus has not yet published the release date for the 2017 Lexus RCF, but we can expect to be around September 2017. The car will most likely come with the price tag that will fit within $72,500 – $74,500 range.