TORONTO, ONTARIO – DECEMBER 20th, 2021 – Crafted for the true driving enthusiast, the Lexus RC F delivers incredible power and performance dynamics, wrapped in an aggressively styled coupe and loaded with luxury amenities. New for 2022, Lexus introduces the Track Edition 2.0 – the newest version of its race-ready coupe.
“Lexus engineers honed the RC F to perfection on some of the world’s most demanding racing circuits, and makes every journey an exhilarating experience,” said Martin Gilbert, Director of Lexus in Canada.
The heart of the RC F is a beast of an engine – a naturally aspirated 5.0L V8 that produces 472 horsepower and 395 lb-ft of torque. It’s as brainy as it is brawny – loaded with sophisticated engine management technologies to maximize usable horsepower, torque, and efficiency while minimizing emissions. Lexus engineers coupled this to a uniquely tuned eight-speed Sports Direct Shift automatic transmission that offers manual control through steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters. When not in manual mode, the transmission detects curves and automatically holds the lower gear to give optimal response when accelerating out the other side.
The RC F is then enhanced with an impressive list of high-performance features, including Launch Control, Drive Mode Select, a limited slip differential, and Adaptive Variable Suspension systems. The RC F’s muscular strength demands an impressive amount of stopping power. Brembo disc brakes put the driver in command with six-piston front and four-piston rear monoblock calipers. Brake discs are engineered to help keep brake pads clean and to rapidly shed heat, aided by the large air vents that bracket the front grille.
The RC F’s sport coupe credentials are on full display with aggressively crafted bodywork featuring sharpened front bumper, Lexus F mesh grille flanked by air intakes, and character lines that emphasize the coupe’s low proportions and well-planted stance. The look is finished with a hood scoop, large 19” wheels in grade-specific designs, plus triple LED headlamps with an integrated L-motif turn signal, LED rear combination lights, and quad tail pipes.
Inside, the RC F features deeply bolstered cockpit seating. Uniquely designed to disperse body pressure, the low-set high back seats keep driver and navigator comfortable on the long haul and firmly planted during high-spirited driving. Each seat is strikingly finished with an embossed “F” on the headrests. The driver will feel as if the elliptical cross-section thick-grip steering wheel was molded to their hands, while the instrument cluster draws on the Lexus LFA Super Car and channels the spirit of aircraft instruments. The centrally mounted tachometer alters colour according to drive mode. At a glance information includes digital and analogue speed readouts, a G Force meter, and a stopwatch.
Every RC F is generously equipped with powerful yet intuitive technologies and a long list of luxury amenities. The Lexus Navigation with Remote package includes useful connectivity features such as Service Connect, Safety Connect, and Remote Connect, and then adds Navigation and Destination Assist, all accessed through a 10.3” screen and the Lexus Remote Touch interface. The audio system supplies an epic soundtrack for every trip, as well as Bluetooth connectivity, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration, and Sirius XM satellite radio. Other amenities include the Lexus Smart Key System with Push Button Start, a driver’s seat memory system, power adjustable and heated exterior memory mirrors with integrated signal lamps, and LED ambient cabin lighting.
As a Lexus, every RC F is impressively equipped with state of the art safety features, headlined by Lexus Safety System +. This portfolio of active safety technologies supports the driver’s awareness and decision-making under a range of traffic conditions and contingencies. Other safety systems include the Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross Traffic Alert, a backup camera, eight airbags, and Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management – an array of handling and traction control systems that can predict and prevent skids even before they occur. On the RC F, VDIM features four settings – including Expert Mode, for drivers who want proactive slide control as they hone their skills.
The RC F is available in a choice of model and trim combinations as follows:
The 2022 Lexus RC F (starting MSRP: $87,000) introduces guests to the Lexus F experience. This model includes SACHS shock absorbers, an Active Rear Wing, a moon roof, and rain sensing wipers. Inside, this model features heated and ventilated front seats, a heated leather-clad steering wheel, and a 10-speaker Lexus display audio system. New for 2022, this model features 19” painted alloy wheels, and is now factory-fitted with the Lexus Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross Traffic Alert safety system.
The 2022 Lexus RC F Performance Package (starting MSRP: $98,000) enhances the style, comfort and luxury of the high-performance coupe with unique 19” polished alloy wheels, a carbon fiber roof and Active Rear Wing, and the Torque Vectoring Differential system. Inside, the cabin receives a 17-speaker Mark Levinson audio system, plus a power adjustable steering column and intuitive parking assist. This model eschews the moon roof in favour of a solid top for increased rigidity and better performance.
The 2022 Lexus RC F Track Edition 2.0 (starting MSRP: $123,700) completes the lineup with a special model designed specifically for track day. Where even a few grams make a huge difference, this model removes a number of heavier features such as the heating and ventilating systems in the front seats. It then and replaces sections of the body with lightweight carbon fibre panels and adds a bunch of performance features. New for the 2.0 model, these include red painted BREMBO carbon ceramic brakes, a new carbon fiber aerodynamics kit, and a suede-clad shift knob. This model also receives new styling including a black interior with blue accents – and is offered in an exclusive Quantum Blue Surge paint finish. Other features on this model include titanium muffler and ultra lightweight forged 19” BBS alloy wheels. The result is a vehicle that’s significantly lighter than the other models, for even more spirited performance.
The 2022 Lexus RC F is now on sale at Lexus Dealers across Canada. For complete and up-to-date details and specifications, visit www.lexus.ca/rcf
About Lexus Canada
Lexus Canada is the exclusive Canadian distributor of Lexus luxury cars and sport utility vehicles through a sales and service network of 39 dealers across Canada. Guests have access to a wide range of luxury and performance vehicles with a total of 12 Lexus nameplates available in Canada, including the largest luxury hybrid lineup of 6 hybrid models. Inspired by bold design, intuitive technology, and peak performance, Lexus is committed to delivering the highest quality products and services and creating amazing experiences for their guests. The Lexus RX 350 and RX 450h are built at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada’s (TMMC) award-winning Cambridge South plant. For more information about Lexus and Lexus products, please visit: www.lexus.ca.
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