Wednesday, 27 November 2013
Lexus RC 2014 officially revealed
Just like Lexus promised at the beginning of the month, the all-new 2014 RC Coupe has been introduced today at the Tokyo Motor Show.
Lexus' styling department looked over some photos of the LF-LC and LF-CC concepts when they designed the new RC which looks extremely sharp and fresh with its contoured shape and the wide spindle grille. It comes with triangular LED headlights and has received standard 18-inch five-spoke alloys or optional 19-inch ten-spoke rims.
The interior cabin is inspired by Lexus' recent concepts and comes with the firm's first ever lightning package with illumination reflecting upwards instead of downwards. The upper area of the dashboard incorporates the instrument panel and a seven-inch navigation display while the layered center console comes with a built-in Remote Touch Interface, a novelty in a Lexus model.
A range-topping RC F is already on the way taking into account Lexus has trademarked the "RC F" moniker. Under its hood there will probably be a V8 5.0-liter engine rated at around 455 bhp (339 kW) and 543 Nm (401 lb-ft) of torque. The car will allegedly be showcased in January at 2014 NAIAS in Detroit
The physical dimensions of the all-new Lexus RC stand at 4639mm length, 1838m width and 1394mm height, with a wheelbase stretching at 2730mm. The car has enough interior room to accommodate four people staying on newly developed seats that have an integrated construction method providing improved support and comfort.
More details will be provided closer to the car's 2014 launch.