2015 Lexus RC 350 F Sport and GT3 Racing Concept Details:
- Both production coupe and racecar headed to Geneva Motor Show
- RC F GT3 concept-based prototype to be race tested for next season
- Concept uses 540hp V8 | Weighs 2755 lbs.
- RC 350 F Sport focused on improved handling | 306hp V6 | Avail. fall
News about the 2015 Lexus RC 350 F Sport may no longer be a surprise, but it’s still a coupe many visitors at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show should get excited about. The 2015 RC 350 F Sport makes it official debut at Geneva next week before heading to showrooms this fall, slotting in between the RC 350 and the RC F. The Lexus RC F GT3 Racing Concept debuted at tuner-centric Tokyo Auto Salon this past January and is also headed to the brand's Geneva booth.
Tweaked for better handling, the RC 350 F Sport’s most notable upgrade is its Adaptive Variable Suspension (AVS), which automatically adjusts damping depending on the driver-selected mode. Among the available modes is SPORT+, which provides the most responsive handling reflexes.
The available Lexus Dynamic Handling system attempts to further improve the coupe’s handling thanks to four-wheel steering technology and variable gear ratio steering. Under the hood is a 3.5-liter V-6 sending out 306hp and 277 lb-ft of torque to the rear wheels via an eight-speed automatic. Look out for this new vehicle at showrooms this fall.
Lexus RC F GT3 Racing Concept
We first saw this racing concept last month at Tokyo Auto Salon - it was a photographer favorite at the Japanese tuner show. Lexus is planning to provide GT3-ready race cars next year, and this RC F GT3 Racing concept is a sneak peak of what to expect.
With a curb weight of just 2755 pounds, the RC F GT3 Racing concept should be plenty fast thanks to a V-8 engine making over 540hp. The engine is essentially a modified version of the one found in the RC F, where it’s tuned to make 480 hp. Lexus says it will start testing prototypes this year, so look for more details once the 2015 racing season approaches.