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2017 Lexus RC F

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Lexus RC F highlights

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Pros

  • 5.0L V8 engine
  • Available performance pack
  • Lexus build excellent

Cons

  • Manual transmission is not offered
  • No Apple CarPlay® compatibility
  • Coupe only offered body style

Mileage (EPA estimate)

16 city, 25 highway, 19 combined

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Incredible track-ready machine

The 2017 Lexus RC F brings excitement to the sports coupe party, including a 5.0L V8 engine producing 467 horsepower and 389 lb-ft of torque. You won’t be wanting for performance with its track-focused suspension, impressive Brembo® brakes, and available speed-activated rear spoiler ensuring plenty of grip and stopping power. As a Lexus, it naturally comes well-equipped with a variety of luxury options. These include an available in-dash navigation system, heated and ventilated front seats, a heated steering wheel, and driver aids such as a blind spot monitoring system. If you are looking for a luxury coupe with a focus on performance, the 2017 RC F is a strong choice.

All Lexus RC F years

What is new for the 2017 Lexus RC F?

  • RC F trims have been upgraded with Memory Seat(s) as standard equipment this year.

Lexus RC F photos

5 reasons to buy the 2017 Lexus RC F

1. Available luxury features  

The 2017 RC F may be focused on performance, but being based on Lexus’s RC coupe ensures a whole list of luxury features is part of the equation. Standard equipment includes a 10-speaker sound system, dual-zone climate control, and power-adjustable seats. Optional equipment includes luxe features such as a heated steering wheel, a 17-speaker sound system through Mark Levinson®, and parking aids.  

2. Track focus 

If you plan on spending a fair amount of time on the track, the RC F is well-equipped for race day. Its suspension was tuned for track use, and the optional Performance Package brings Lexus’s torque vectoring differential to shift power between the rear wheels to maximize grip when it's needed most. The RC F also offers strong stopping power thanks to massive Brembo® calipers with a fast-cooling, slotted rotor design.  

3. Powerful V8 engine 

The 5.0L V8 engine is, in many ways, the star of the show. You will not be wanting for power with 467 horsepower and 389 lb-ft of torque waiting on standby. This engine spins up to a 7300-RPM redline, producing a rumbling exhaust note as it works through the revs. The engine also features lightweight titanium valves and high-strength, forged connecting rods.  

4. All-Weather Package 

Many track-focused coupes are not worried about your need for winter conveniences, but the RC F is not one of those coupes. The optional All-Weather Package brings a windshield wiper de-icer, headlamp washers, and a heated steering wheel. If paired with the RC F’s Premium Package, you’ll also have heated front seats to keep you warm.  

5. Rapid acceleration 

The RC F’s powerful V8 engine provides the power, and the standard eight-speed automatic transmission helps you achieve rapid acceleration. Lexus claims a 0-60 acceleration time of 4.4 seconds, ensuring you have the needed power to merge onto highways or pass slow-moving traffic. At the track, the RC F is also capable of reaching 168 mph.

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Lexus RC F features and specs

Base 2WD 2D Coupe

Standard Features

  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • CD Audio
  • Cruise Control
  • Leatherette Seats
  • Memory Seat(s)
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear Spoiler
  • Rear View Camera
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Traction Control
  • A/C Seat(s)
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Leather Seats
  • Mark Levinson Sound
  • Navigation System
  • Parking Sensors
  • Sunroof(s)

Drive Wheels

Rear Wheel Drive (2WD)

Engine size

5.0L

Horsepower

467

Torque (ft-lbs)

389

Engine type

Gas

Fuel capacity

17.4

Wheelbase

107.5"

Overall length

185.2"

Width

72.6"

Height

54.7"

Leg room

F 45.4"/R 27.3"

Head room

F 37.8"/R 35"

Front tires

P255/35YR19

Rear tires

P275/35YR19

Seating capacity

4

Transmission

Automatic

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