TORONTO, ONTARIO – OCTOBER 15, 2020 – Why drive when you can fly? The Lexus RC F is flying on four wheels, with incredible power and performance dynamics, wrapped in an aggressively styled coupe and loaded with luxury amenities. New for 2021, all three RC F models are now factory fitted with the Lexus Navigation with Remote package of connected services – including Enform Remote (3 year trial), Enform Service Connect (10 year trial), Enform Safety Connect (3 year trial),Embedded Navigation and Enform Destination Assist (3 year trial).
The heart of the RC F is a beast of an engine – a naturally aspirated 5.0-litre 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, massive 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.
In addition to the Lexus Navigation with Remote package, every RC F is generously equipped with powerful yet intuitive technologies and a long list of luxury amenities. The Remote Touch interface places convenient access to audio and navigation systems at the driver’s fingertips. All display audio systems feature a 10.3” screen, , Apple CarPlay™ compatibility and, new for 2021, Android Auto™ compatibility. 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 2021 Lexus RC F is available in a choice of model and trim combinations as follows:
The 2021 Lexus RC F (starting MSRP: $85,000) introduces guests to the Lexus F experience. This model includes 19” forged alloy wheels, 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.
The 2021 Lexus RC F Performance Package (starting MSRP: $96,000) enhances the style, comfort and luxury of the high performance coupe with 19” polished alloy wheels, a carbon fibre roof and Active Rear Wing, and the Torque Vectoring Differential system. Inside, the cabin receives a 17-speaker Mark Levinson audio system to provide an epic soundtrack to any drive, plus a power adjustable steering column and intuitive parking assist. This model eschews the moon roof in favour of a solid top.
The 2021 Lexus RC F Track Edition (starting MSRP: $120,000) 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 – including BREMBO carbon ceramic brakes with red painted calipers, a carbon fibre aerodynamics kit, titanium muffler, and ultra lightweight forged 19” alloy wheels. The result is a vehicle that’s a full 80 kilograms lighter than the other models. The Track Edition is finished with a unique Red Alcantara interior.
The 2021 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.