Lexus revealed the official on the road prices of their M4-rivalling RC F sports coupe in the British market. The car launches in the Blighty in two versions. The normal model costs from £59,995 while the RC F Carbon Edition starts from a hefty £67,995.
That means the base Lexus RC F is about £3,500 more expensive than the base BMW M4 in Britain. But then it comes with more power and pretty unusual looks which some people may find more appealing than the Bimmer’s conventionally handsome design.
Lexus RC F is powered by a 5.0-litre V8 engine capable of developing 450bhp and 520Nm. The power is sent to the rear wheels via a special eight-speed Sports Direct Shift transmission and a trick differential, and is kept in check by Brembo brakes, Sachs monotube shock absorbers, an active rear wing, Lexus’s Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management (VDIM) system and 19-inch forged alloy wheels.
Standard features of the RC F (UK-spec) include LED headlights with automatic high beam; 10-speaker audio system with DAB radio and Lexus Premium navigation; dual-zone climate control; electrically adjustable, heated and ventilated front seats; and high-grade leather upholstery.
The main highlights of the Lexus RC F Carbon Edition include 19-inch forged alloy wheel design, Alcantara upholstery, and Mark Levinson Surround Sound, plus CFRP roof, bonnet and rear spoiler.