Coming Soon – The Lexus RC F – Beauty in Motion

For those who enjoy, speed, good looks and sporty thrills, then you are in for a treat. The new Lexus RC F – due to be launched in January 2015 – ticks all the boxes for those with a connoisseur's appreciation of all things beautiful.

Enjoy the admiring glances in this head-turning coupe.

This is a high-performance coupe with a key difference. It has cleverly been designed to suit drivers of all abilities. You could be an experienced track driver or someone who simply loves the open road. Opt for one and enjoy the road presence, power and precision this stunning car delivers.

This versatility does not however mean compromise - Yukihiko Yaguchi, the RC F's chief engineer, explains: “There's a perception that many high-performance cars are hard to drive. In fact they're easy in the right hands because they've been purpose-built for the skill level of their drivers. It's the same with the RC F, which I have built to be enjoyed by all enthusiasts, no matter what their level of expertise. Electronics can be modified instantly on board to provide performance and protection appropriate to each driver's abilities. But even in its basic settings, it's a blast.

And what makes this exceptional offering so special? Well how about a 5.0-litre V8 engine delivering 471bhp and 530Nm of torque, as well as a significantly upgraded eight-speed Sports Direct Shift transmission allowing a choice of five operating modes, from fuel-efficient Eco to full-blooded Sport S+. Lexus has also revised the Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management system with new Sport and Expert settings that let the driver safely exploit the car's full performance capabilities.

For Lexus, the RC F is the most powerful V8 road car they have produced in their 30 year history, and for those who like figures, it can cover 0-62mph in 4.5 seconds and can achieve a top speed of 168mph (not that we recommend that on normal roads!). The handling package also includes an active rear wing and the availability of a Torque Vectoring Differential, technology that makes its debut on a front engine/rear-wheel drive car.

The RC F's capabilities will be further showcased by its participation in the 2015 GT3 sportscar competition. Global race teams have been registering interest the car, developed by Lexus International and its subsidiary Technocraft. Features include a more powerful engine, stripped-out interior and low drag bodywork.

The RC F will be widely available at launch in January 2015. Within the UK two versions will be on offer: the RC F and the RC F Carbon which comes with the Torque Vectoring Differential and Carbon Fibre Reinforced Plastic composite bonnet, roof and rear spoiler as standard.

Visit your local dealership today and enjoy the rush.

By Tracey McBain