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2015 Lexus RC 350 Coupe

Technical Specs
314 hp 280 lb-ft n/a n/a
Horsepower Torque 0-60 mph Top Speed
Engine Exterior Dimensions & Weight
Type V6 Length 184.8 in (4694 mm)
Displacement 211 cu in (3456 cc) Width 72.4 in (1839 mm)
Power 314 hp (234 kW) @ 6400 rpm Height 54.9 in (1395 mm)
Torque 280 lb-ft (380 Nm) @ 4800 rpm Weight n/a
Redline n/a Performance
Electric Power n/a 0-60 mph (0-100 km/h) n/a
Electric Torque n/a 1/4 mile n/a
Net Power n/a 60-0 Braking n/a
Driveline Top Speed n/a
Layout Rear Wheel Drive Fuel Economy
Transmission EPA Fuel Mileage - City n/a
Type 8 Speed Automatic EPA Fuel Mileage - HWY n/a
Tires Origin & Price
Tire Size - Front 235/40 R19 Manufacturer's Origin Japan
Tire Size - Rear 265/35 R19 Base Price n/a
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Agressive-Looking Lexus RC Coupe to Launch in 2014

Published: Tue Dec 24, 2013 by Marko P.  |  Source: Lexus
The 2015 Lexus RC has been infused with deeply contoured lines, integrating the 
widest and lowest application yet of the Lexus spindle grille.
The 2015 Lexus RC has been infused with deeply contoured lines, integrating the widest and lowest application yet of the Lexus spindle grille.

The Lexus RC was made to appeal to a broader audience and inject emotional appeal into the Lexus DNA. RC is part of a ride and handling revolution at Lexus, which started with GS mid-size luxury sedan and continued with the new IS sport sedan. The RC is a stand-alone model, rather than a two-door derivative of a sedan. Based on the GS platform, the coupe differs in all dimensions from the GS and IS lines.

"We developed RC to deliver extra response that exhilarates rather than overwhelms drivers, in keeping with the true spirit of Japanese hospitality, or omotenashi," noted Junichi Furuyama, RC and IS chief engineer.

The aggressively styled coupe will be available with two powertrains: 3.5-liter V6 teamed with an eight-speed sequential transmission available in the RC 350 model and a 2.5-liter Lexus Hybrid Drive system.

The all-new RC Coupe was unveiled at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show and will be on display at the Lexus space at the 2014 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

RC's Aggressive Exterior Design

The 2015 Lexus RC has been infused with deeply contoured lines, integrating the widest and lowest application yet of the Lexus spindle grille. It is unique in the Lexus range - 1.2-inches wider, 1.4-inches lower and 2.8-inches shorter in wheelbase than the new IS sedan, providing a road stance that emphasizes the attraction of a luxury two-door vehicle.

The unique headlamp design adopts the symbolic Lexus L-shaped motif front and rear. There are two choices of aluminum wheels - a deeply sculpted 10-spoke 19-inch and a muscular five-spoke 18-inch.

A new red exterior paint color is made brighter and shows more contrast thanks to a new painting process.

Japanese Interior

Highly acclaimed sports concept vehicles have greatly influenced the RC interior, making maximum use of contrasting colors, materials and lighting.

A purpose-built Lexus-first lighting package provides a great sense of occasion, with illumination that reflects upwards, rather than downwards, to envelop the cabin. High contrast interior colors emphasize design lines and accentuate the elegant cabin. Genuine shimamoku wood highlights - the result of an intense, layered wood production technique refined by Lexus - are used to emphasize the surrounding trim.

The driver's cockpit is divided into operational and display zones. The upper zone houses the instrument panel and a seven-inch navigation screen while a layered center console integrates a new Lexus-first Remote Touch Interface.

The seats utilize an integrated foaming construction method, much like the molding of racing seats, to ensure optimum occupant comfort and support which is important in a sport coupe.

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