We have received the latest information about the 2018 Lexus RC F Sport model getting an update. The RC F Sport is the company’s brand new luxury sports coupe which is going to get a refresh for the 2018 model year, being that the original was released back in 2015. That said, the RC F Sport does not have the background of being developed over a period of time and its high-performance features have been earned much faster than some other more experienced models. But the makers have done a great job in regards to this vehicle and have given to it a setup which could be matched with any of the rivals out there.
What the newest 2018 Lexus RC F Sport is going to provide its fans is the standard mixture of both capability and comfort. The secret behind this car is that it matches the comfort that a RC vehicle is able to provide and uses a V8 engine in order to boost its potential and bring more power to it. There are not going to ne mangy changes for the upcoming model and the setup is going to be a familiar one for the brand as it will only update certain things but will mainly keep things standard.
Probably one thing which we could have expected to happen here was for the car to lose a little bit of weight. The prospect of a V8 engine and the power that it is capable of providing is still good enough, but in order to match better with the rivaling cars and in order for it to give us the best that the car could offer we feel that they could have reduced the weight a little bit. This is something that could be looked into for the future.
What has improved for the newest 2018 Lexus RC F Sport is the interior package. They have added more things on the inside than ever before and one of the recent additions is the newest technological package that the car receives. This is going to update the model’s potential and give it a new kind of a shape for the passenger comfort rates.
Still to this day, Lexus’ RC F brand is the only one which came close to the formula that the German competitors are putting out there. A two-door street performance car is hard to come by and most of the German brands have already set the standard for making it. Lexus tries its best to copy the formula but has still not managed to achieve the same success as the competition has. Nevertheless the update 2018 Lexus RC F Sport gets as close as it possibly can and you can see it in our review where we present the release date as well beside the specs.
When is the Release of the 2018 Lexus RC F Sport Going to be?
The announcement of the release date for the 2018 Lexus RC F Sport has not been made officially, but closer sources say that it will be offered ahead of schedule. When we say ahead we mean that it is not going to come out in the year the name states as the release is expected to be somewhere in 2017. We are probably going to get it after the middle of the year and it may go as close as the end of the year, but the update is certainly going to become available before the year’s end. All in all, get ready for a spectacular year and some new releases when it comes to newest RC F Sport model.
When it comes to the price, the 2018 Lexus RC F Sport will probably retain the same value as before. As there are no changes made for the engine and the update is going to be mainly a superficial one with most changes concentrating on the inside, we are predicting that the price is not going to become drastically larger. When it comes to the price list we are certain that the current base MSRP level of 64,165 dollars is going to remain the same. Actually, we see that a moderate or a smallish price increase is due to happen but will not affect the sales so much.
A Very Potent Look for the 2018 Lexus RC F Sport
The 2018 Lexus RC F Sport will certainly boast with one of the better designs on the market. The inspiration is drawn from some older Lexus models, like the SC coupes and IS convertible models. But it still makes the look of the RC F exceptionally unique and suitable. The outline has a traditional feel to it while it adds dramatic details. But thanks to the F lettering the look is more sinister than that seen in the base RC models. The vehicle will still keep its hourglass-shaped grille design which is the staple of the company. There are various vents and exhaust outlets added as well which will help with the aggression level of the vehicle and even will make it more menacing. The functional speed-activated wing is deployed whenever the speed goes beyond 50 mph and will help with the performance of the car.
All in all, the 2018 RC F Sport has not changed so much based on the current model. It still keeps its appearance and shows us exactly why they have decided against remodeling it in a large way. So, we are generally going to have a version of the car which will be already estabi8ehd with the fans and will employ smallish changes to keep it fresher.
Inside additions of the 2018 Lexus RC F Sport
The interior design of the 2018 Lexus RC F Sport will follow up on the design of some of the more recent and current Lexus models. It is still an adventurous looking cockpit with the same horizontal lines that we have seen in various other models. The biggest deference compared to the base RC is that not just the software of this car is upgraded but so is the hardware as it is much more advanced and offers better quality. Generally everting in this car has an upgrade compared to the base version of the RC.
The passenger comfort is pretty decent for a two seat car. It gives you just enough space to enjoy the ride and be fully into to driving as well. There are two bucket seats added with stitching that mimic human muscles. The seats are really comfortable as they provide enough support for your body and give you the best possible seating position that you can find. The seats are also not foldable, so there isn’t an easier way to get into the truck. But that is the advantage that you get with this kind of a setup.
One thing that makes the 2018 Lexus RC F Sport model unique in the segment is its use of a V8 engine. Other models in the market have already changed to turbocharged six-cylinder models, but the RC F is still going to follow the formula which made the original model famous. All in all, the vehicle was spawned with a powerful engine from the very first day. The 5.0-liter V-8 engine is probably a staple for this brand already and they will continue on to use it with this newest 2018 model as well. The performance of the vehicle is going to remain at a familiar level and the transfer is merely going to be done in the fullest. Thus the model is capable of making 467 horsepower achieved at 7,100 RPM while the torque ratings go to 389 lb-ft of torque between 3,800 and 5,600 RPM. The transmission choice is also going to remain the same as the vehicle will also made due with the use of an eight-speed Sport Direct Shift automatic. The power is transferred towards the rear wheels while the added torque-vectoring differential helps with corner exists.
Top Speed and 0-60 mph
The acceleration specs will remain the same as well for the 2018 Lexus RC F Sport. The two-door passenger car will have stellar acceleration ability and will be measured with some of the racer cars with ease. This helps the car achieve a 0-60 mph ability in 4.4 seconds while and can even make a quarter mile pass in 12.5 seconds while the top speed is still limited to 170 mph. The model will be able to face the competition, but some thoughts say that the top ones are much lighter and helps them in getting a better performance and will allow them to gain an advantage compared to the RC F models. All in all, it is still a good setup that we see here which will allow for good use of the model.
What is the Fuel Economy Rating Going to be Like?
Even with the frugal performance that the 2018 Lexus RC F Sport gives, the fuel consumption still in a way reasonable. You are not going to expect to get a bargain when it comes to usage of fuel with this car nor any other ones in the segment, so you are entering here at your own peril. The fact is that this vehicle still manages to give a steady and appropriate fuel consumption ration which will be acceptable for the segment. The current EPA stats say that a rating of 16 mpg in the city, 25 on the highway and 19 combined is expected. If the car were lighter as some experts wish it to be it will probably help with the lesser consumption. But so far we can be happy even with this kind of a rating.
The Size will not Change
The size of the 2018 Lexus RC F Sport is going to be kept at the same level as we have expected it to be and will not change. Ever since the model was established in 2015, there were no dimensions changes made nor introduced. They were in fact never needed. But people may have thought that the designers could make some along the way but this update is not going to be one of those days. The RC F is going to remain 185.2 inches long and will have a wheelbase of 107.5 inches. The width of the car is 72.6 inches and the height is 54.7 inches. The weight is probably something which will remain to be controversial as people have been hoping to see a reduction in terms of weight. The car will remain at around 4048 lb as the outgoing model.
Updated Safety Equipment
The 2018 Lexus RC F Sport will generally come with your standard set of safety equipment. One of the most important additions is always a rearview camera, which comes as standard, but the mode will make other ones available like a forward-collision warning system, blind-spot monitors and automatic braking also being part of the standard setup. We are still waiting for the verdict from NHTSA to come, but IIHS has already rated it “Good” in all the categories while also giving it an “Advanced” for front crash prevention and also a Top Safety Pick+ pick.
Cars which the 2018 Lexus RC F Sport Should Face in the Market
The updates brought to the 2018 Lexus RC F Sport will certainly make the car a more desirable model and will probably get it more audiences and fans than it had before. But there are still rivaling cars which are considered to be much stronger and much more desirable vehicles in the segment. The competition coming from Germany is the biggest problem for Lexus and is what makes the biggest concern for the success of the RC F models. The models which are probably going to be viewed as the top ones in the segment include the Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG coupe, Audi S5 and Cadillac ATS-V coupe, which are all going to have an advantage compared to the RC F Sport one. But if the updates given here prove to be valuable assets, we can probably expect to see an improved formula in the future which might trump the competition, but for now the RC F Sport will still hold its current position in the market.
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