Lexus has just announced that an array of Lexus RCs that will make its debut at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show starting March 4. The V8 powerhouse RC F which recently debuted in Detroit will make a trip across the pond for its first European visit. An F SPORT version of the RC which appears to have surfaced yesterday in Southern California will make its official debut to the world.
There will also be a Lexus RC F GT3 Concept which will be unveiled for the very first time. Just last month, TMC revealed their intention to compete in more motorsports activities in 2014. The RC F GT500 replaces the outgoing SC 430 for the upcoming 2014 Super GT season. A great sign of things to come as TMC expressed their push for motorsports in the coming year. It looks like Lexus Racing is off in the right direction with the new Lexus RC coupé.
LEXUS AT THE 2014 GENEVA MOTOR SHOW
• European premiere of the RC F – the most powerful V8 performance car yet developed by Lexus
• First appearance of the new RC coupe in a F SPORT version featuring exclusive design features and dynamic upgrades
• World premiere of the Lexus RC F GT3 concept to signal Lexus’ intention to enter GT3 sports car racing arenas
Brussels, Belgium –The new Lexus RC coupe and the high-performance RC F will make their European debuts at the 2014 Geneva motor show, which will also mark the World premiere of the F SPORT version of RC and the RC F GT3 racing concept.RC F – European PremiereOn sale throughout Europe this autumn, the high-performance RC F features a new 5.0-litre engine developing well in excess of 450 DIN hp and more than 520 Nm of torque, making it the most powerful V8 performance car yet developed by Lexus.Harnessing this power with optimum efficiency, the RC F combines a newly calibrated eight-speed transmission with the world’s first installation of a Torque Vectoring Differential (TVD) in a front-engined rear-drive sports coupe, enhancing traction and control to guarantee extraordinary levels of handling and performance.For the first time in a Lexus, the RC F uses the Atkinson cycle at cruising speeds for enhanced fuel economy, and then switches to the Otto cycle at higher revolutions to realise outstanding performance.RC in F SPORT versionBased on the striking Lexus RC coupe, the F SPORT model features exclusive, even more sporting and aggressive exterior and interior design features, and enhanced driving dynamics.The new RC model range also features the latest Lexus advanced technology developments, including a new, touch-operated Remote Touch Interface (RTI).RC F GT3The new RC F GT3 concept signals Lexus’ intent to provide a vehicle for racing teams in GT3 series.Other vehicles on displayA selection of other Lexus F SPORT models will also be on display including the RX 450h F SPORT, the CT 200h F SPORT and the IS 300h F SPORT. Furthermore the Luxury versions of the CT 200h and the GS 300h will be presented.The Lexus Press Conference will take place on March 4, at 8:45AM in Hall 4, stand number 4211.
Source: Lexus Europe