Lexus Confirms RC 350 And RC F For Australia
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|
|Overall length (mm)||4,695||4,695|
|Driven wheels||Rear wheel drive||Rear wheel drive|