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Lexus F Sport debuts at Geneva 2014

2014-03-04 10:42

LEXUS F SPORT: Lexus is unveiling the F Sport variant of its RC Coupe at the 2014 Geneva auto show. Image: Lexus

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2014 Lexus RC F coupe

2014-01-10 09:15

Lexus will reveal its new RC F coupe at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit on January 14. We have gallery images!

  • Lexus F Sport at 2014 Geneva auto show
  • Dynamic upgrades for better driving experience
  • Better exterior and interior design features

GENEVA, Switzerland - Lexus is showing the F Sport variant of its RC Coupe at the 2014 Geneva auto show.

Gallery Lexus F Sport:

The car was first shown at the 2013 Tokyo auto show as a sedan version. Although based on the GS platform, it differs in all dimensions from the GS and IS models.

Lexus said the F Sport variant of the RC 350 offers visual and dynamic upgrades over the standard model. Visual upgrades include interior and exterior styling packages, including body kit, wheels, instruments, seating and other touches.

Lexus says: "The F Sport's dynamic tuned front and rear suspension hardware, the availability of adaptive variable suspension and the Lexus dynamic handling  system will give drivers an even more rewarding and engaging driving experience."

GREATER DYNAMIC PERFORMANCE

The "F" mesh grille design has a further evolution of the Lexus grille. The F Sport drives on 19" alloy rims finished in a dark metallic paint. Three exterior colours are on show - white, orange and a blue exclusive to the F Sport. Lexus says the RC F Sport also has an LFA-style instrument cluster and F Sport steering wheel.

Lexus Engineers have carefully tuned the RC F Sport to offer greater dynamic performance, starting with dynamic upgrades for theadaptive variable suspension which  responds to driver input, vehicle body motion and road surface to automatically adjust the performance of the suspension at all four corners to maximise dynamic performance.

This technology offers the integration of dynamic rear steering, electric power steering and variable-ratio steering. The system calculates the optimum angle each wheel by monitoring vehicle speed, steering direction and driver input.

Using VGRS in the front and DRS at the rear, the system can independently manage both front and rear wheel steering angles to help improve turn-in response, rear grip, vehicle control and overall agility when cornering.

BETTER MANOEUVRABILITY

Lexus SAYS vehicle dynamics' integrated management system co-ordinates LDH, the anti-lock brakes, traction and stability control and the adaptive suspension. A "dynamic handling system" co-ordinates all of the above and optimises dynamic and safety systems to suit vehicle speed and driving style.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS:
RC 350
Length  4695mm, height 1395, width /1840mm
Wheelbase  2730mm
Seating 4
Rear-wheel drive
Engine 2 GR-FSE Cylinders  V6
Engine output  234kW at 6400rpm, 380Nm at 4800rpm
Transmission   Eight-speed a/t
Suspension   Front: Double Wishbone, rear: Multilink

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