Lexus has launched limited-edition models of its performance RC F coupe and GS F sedan to mark the 10th anniversary of the luxury brand’s iconic F Line.
The two special 351kW V8 performance cars are distinguished by a matte grey paint finish, a “Competition Blue” interior with carbon-fibre highlights, black polished alloy wheels revealing callipers in the same blue hue and front performance dampers.
“The letter F symbolises a series of Lexus cars that are designed and engineered to deliver a higher level of sporting style and driving reward,” Mr Thompson said.
“These rare and exclusive versions reinforce that F models are built for drivers to immerse themselves in pure driving pleasure and satisfying performance.”
Anniversary model details
The powerful lines and sculpted surfaces of the limited-edition models are accentuated by a matte paint finish known as Fuji Graphite that is also applied to the door handles, mirror housings, side skirts and shark fin antenna.
Matching blue leather can be found on the steering wheel, gear-shift knob, instrument panel, centre console and seatbelts.
The surrounds for the window controls on the door armrests incorporate carbon-fibre weave finish in blue, black and silver.
The rear seats are wrapped in black leather and a black headlining, embossed with the F symbol, adds to the focused, sporting ambience.
Each model is fitted with a discreet metal plaque recording the car’s Limited status.
The 10th anniversary RC F is based on the RC F Carbon Pack, equipping the car with a carbon fibre roof and active rear wing. It is priced from $151,929.
The GS F limited-edition sedan, which features carbon-fibre lower grille surround and rear lip spoiler, is priced from $155,940.
Other standard features shared by these cars include a torque vectoring differential for superior handling through corners. Every F model incorporates Lexus Safety System+, which incorporates rear cross-traffic alert and blind-spot monitor among its suite of technologies.
History of the Lexus F marque
The Lexus F division was launched in 2008 with the IS F V8 sedan, followed in 2011 by the pinnacle of the Lexus brand’s F performance-car history, the LFA supercar.
Lexus meticulously tested the torque vectoring differential system at the Nürburgring and Japan’s Fuji Speedway to fine-tune its operation and co-operation with the vehicle dynamic integrated management (VDIM) system. VDIM in these models features a SPORT mode and an EXPERT setting for circuit driving.