Lexus revealed the striking and production-ready model RC coupe Tokyo Motor Show 2013. RC Lexus puts the spotlight to a wide audience, inspiring even more emotion in DNA Lexus, well known for quality, refinement and reliability.RC is part of the revolution in road behavior and management models of Lexus, which began with GS and continue with the new generation IS. RC is a separate model, not a two-door version of the sedan. Designed based on GS, interior differs in all sizes from GS and IS.
Coupe with aggressive design will be offered with a drive in the European Union: gasoline-electric hybrid with a 2.5-liter engine, while the remaining markets will be offered with modification a 3.5-liter V6 engine with 8-speed transmission with sequential shifting.
The chief engineer of the model Yunichi Furiyama responsible for IS, said RC is designed to touch their owners on an emotional level “car enthusiasts have always dreamed to have a cabin for one reason: coupe looks cool – even sexy. When developing RC emphasized the direct link between the driver and car that delivers large doses of pleasure to the driver without being overloaded while maintaining the spirit of the Japanese philosophy – omotenashi. ”
Vice President of Lexus, Mark Templin said that putting more emotion into Lexus will allow the brand to touch a wider audience: “Our focus is on strengthening the emotional strength of the brand through our products and RC is another proof this endeavor. “” emotion coupe modifications in clean design and fascinating driving pleasure and engineers responsible for the RC, have reached that balance. ”
Lexus designers are absorbed into the new RC lines that appear for the first time in the range of Lexus. They have integrated the largest and lowest Lexus spindle grille until now.
Triangular lights remind sporting characteristics of LF-LC, as well as three unique LED headlight . When put beam is visible L- shape , which is an expression of belonging to a Lexus.The sharp design of the stop lights symbolizes motifs L- shaped Lexus.
Aluminum wheels RC continue the philosophy of design concepts in – production. There are 19 ” wheels with 10 spokes pronounced or 18″ wheels with muscular 5 spoke both precision crafted with elegant black and platinum caps.The main color is red – the brighter and more contrast , thanks to a new process of painting, which uses many layers.
Rated sports concept cars have significantly affected the interior of the RC using contrasting colors , materials and lighting.Specially created lighting package makes every moment special lighting , which affects up instead of down to open up the interior.Interior trim in stunning new color called Clove, emphasizes design lines and emphasizes the elegant cabin.
Original wooden accents “Shimamoku” – result of hard handling of laminated wood with a special technique Lexus – used to highlight the upholstery .The center console is divided into two main parts – operating and visualization . The upper part consists of the instrument panel and the 7 ” screen of the navigation, and the lower part system includes Remote Touch Interface of Lexus.Crucial for coupe seats are sculpted by special integrated foam – similar to creating a Racing seats – to ensure optimal comfort and support.
The wonderful sound and solid suspension RC represents the latest evolutionary step in the strategy of the Lexus to reach the highest level of driving pleasure , pronounced with the recent modifications of the GS and IS.
Additional usilenana supporting structure of the body significantly increases the strength of the two-door coupe , which contributes to its dynamic characteristics. New production processes, first introduced in the models LS and IS, including additional bonding of the components significantly increased strength and resistance to twisting of the body.Aerodynamic elements , especially those under the vehicle , contribute to better driving .RC is equipped with a double wishbone front and multi-link rear suspension .
The specific power of RC liter volume is the second – largest in the range of Lexus after that of LFA.The 3.5-liter V6 gasoline engine with dual injection reproduces maximum power of 234 kW ( 318 bhp DIN) at 6400 rev / min and maximum torque of 380 Nm at 4800 rev / min .
8 -speed Sport Direct Shift transmission with shift paddles on the steering wheel gear was borrowed from the IS F and optimizes power transfer to the wheels and fuel consumption . In manual (M) mode locking torque converter allows for a downward shift between gears just 0.2 seconds from eighth to second gear .
Hybrid modification RC 300h – the first hybrid coupe Lexus – used a 2.5- liter 4-cylinder petrol engine with dual injection and electric power 105 kW ( 143 hp on DIN), matched by hybrid automatic continuously variable transmission with six simulated gears sequential switching through items on the wheel.Depending on market , RC will be available with rear-wheel drive or four-wheel drive (AWD).The sound of the engine is fine-tuned to ensure maximum enjoyment for dynamic driving.
Technological innovations include improved tracking system deadlock and new Remote Touch interface.RC is the first model in the range of Lexus, equipped with updated tracking system deadlock. The system can track cars much wider distance and approaching a higher speed compared to the previous Veris .The innovative sensor system Lexus Remote Touch interface with upgraded audio and navigation system is the key to comfort in the interior , where quick response is part of the overall enjoyment of the car .
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