Lexus’ brave offensive against the Germans continued in 2014 with the introduction of the 2015 RC F, a state-of-the-art, beefed-up coupe aimed at the BMW M4 and the Audi RS5. The high-performance two-door was unveiled with aggressive exterior styling, a sporty interior inspired by the LF-A supercar, and a brand-new V-8 powerplant behind the massive front grille. The 5.0-liter V-8 cranks out 467 horsepower and 389 pound-feet of torque, placing the RC F above its BMW- and Audi-badged rivals in terms of horsepower. Sure, the Japanese coupe is half a second slower than the M4 from 0 to 60 mph, but it comes with a superior top speed at 170 mph.
Whether you’re pondering on the idea of buying and RC F or you’re just anxious to find out what kind of goodies Lexus has in store for it, the sports coupe’s configurator is now online to keep our index fingers busy for a while. Read on to find more about the exterior colors, interior trims and options available for the RC F before you build your own coupe. And make sure you share it with us in the comments section.
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The 2015 Lexus RC has been on my wish list ever since the sports coupe made its debut at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show. But like most people in my tax bracket, my dream of owning the RC continues to be just that: a dream.
Fortunately, the online configurator for the Lexus RC has officially gone live. If I can’t buy an actual RC, at least I can live vicariously through the one I create on the configurator.
Since budget isn’t an issue with online configurators, I opted to get the RC 350 AWD, even though it’s $2,235 more than the RWD trim. My imaginary self would’ve appreciated that more.
Jumping into the exterior, I decided not to go with any of the flashy body colors Lexus was offering. So off the bat, the Molten Pearl, Ultrasonic Blue Mica, and Infrared colors were crossed off. I wanted my RC to retain a classy look that complemented its sporty appearance so I chose the Atomic Silver finish.
Once that was settled, I chose the Playa Linear Dark Mocha Wood Trim for my interior. It still reverberated that elegant look, but the striking shade of the leather creates a playful balance that I want my RC to have.
I was also given a choice on what package I wanted my RC to have. Since I’m a stickler for convenience, I opted for the Navigation Package, which I think is best suited for me. It may not have the F Sport package, but given a choice between dressing up my RC or equipping it with state-of-the-art navigation and safety technology, I opted for the latter.
Once everything was settled, the total cost of my Lexus RC hit $54,259. Not bad, right?
If you guys have some time to spare, try to build your own Lexus RC. Just head over to Lexus.com/configurator and you can get started immediately.
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