Lexus is currently introducing RC 350 coupe and the fire-breathing RC F performance coupe for the Australian market. Both vehicles are due for launch by the end of this year of in early 2015. They have been purpose-built in order to deliver excellent design and perfect driving dynamics. For Australia, the RC 350 will be equipped with an all-alloy direct and port-injected 3.5-litre V6 engine, which produces 318 horsepower (234 kW) and a peak torque of 380 Nm (280 lb-ft). The unit is coupled with an eight-speed sequential transmission. RC 350 will put all this power to the ground via the rear wheels.

On the other hand, the RC F will be powered by the naturally aspirated five-litre V8 powerplant. It develops 450 horsepower (330 kW) and 520Nm (384 lb-ft) of torque. It can also switch between Atkinson and Otto cycles for better fuel economy.

The engine is managed by a specifically tuned eight-speed Sports Direct Shift (SPDS) transmission. It enhances the linear response to accelerator-pedal operation, letting the driver better feel the torque and power as it is applied.

In addition, the RC F features a host of unique engineering and design elements which ensures its powerful performance. The race-bred development of the model includes a chassis, suspension, aerodynamic measures, wheel and tyre package along with a host of other engineering changes.

Lexus model: RC 350 RC F
Power (kW) 234 Over 330
Torque (Nm) 380 Over 520
Seating capacity 4 4
Overall length (mm) 4,695 4,695
Width (mm) 1,840 1,840
Height (mm) 1,395 1,395
Wheelbase (mm) 2,730 2,730
Driven wheels Rear wheel drive Rear wheel drive

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Source: Lexus