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2018 Lexus RC F

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Lexus RC F highlights

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Pros

  • Standard driver aids
  • Powerful 5.0L V8 
  • High-quality craftsmanship

Cons

  • Coupe only offered body style
  • No manual transmission available
  • Apple CarPlay® integration is not offered

Mileage (EPA estimate)

16 city, 25 highway, 19 combined

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High-performance, luxury coupe

The 2018 Lexus RC F is a high-performance coupe that offers you the luxuries you expect from a Lexus and the performance you desire at the track. As a luxury coupe, the RC F offers standard driver aids such as adaptive cruise control and lane-keeping assist, LED headlights, a rearview camera, and simulated leather upholstery. If you are more focused on performance, don't worry, you'll love the 467-hp 5.0L V8 engine. With a beautiful design, strong engine, and luxurious cabin, the RC F offers an attractive package if you’re looking for a comfortable performance coupe.  

All Lexus RC F years

What is new for the 2018 Lexus RC F?

  • RC F trims have been upgraded with Automated Cruise Control and Lane Departure Warning as standard equipment this year.
  • Apple CarPlay features are now available as options on select trims.

2018 Lexus RC F trims

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Base:

  • 467-hp, 389-lb-ft of torque 5.0L
  • Cruise Control
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Leatherette Seats
  • Memory Seats
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seats
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5 reasons to buy the 2018 Lexus RC F

1. Standard driver aids 

For the 2018 model year, the Lexus RC F now comes standard with Lexus’s suite of driver aids including adaptive cruise control, lane keeping assist, forward collision warning, and automatic emergency braking. While you may have bought the RC F for its performance, the standard driver aids are an added perk to provide peace of mind.  

2. Impressive V8 engine 

The 5.0L V8 engine is a refined unit spinning all the way to a 7300-RPM redline. If you like to wring out the gears, you’ll enjoy the eight-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters, giving you more control over the engine’s power. Speaking of power, the Lexus RC F's V8 produces 467 horsepower and 389 lb-ft of torque. 

3. Track tuning 

The Lexus RC is a luxury coupe, but the Lexus RC F is a true performance machine. In addition to its powerful engine, the RC F offers a Brembo® braking system for massive stopping power both on the road and the track. The available F-Adaptive Variable Suspension® features 30 levels of damping to react to road conditions based on the driving mode selected.  There is even a custom mode for Lexus’s Drive Mode Select® to ensure you can tweak the RC F to your tastes.  

4. Luxury features 

If you want a side of luxury with your performance coupe, the RC F has you covered. Among its options are luxury amenities such as heated and ventilated front seats, parking assistants, in-dash navigation, and a 17-speaker Mark Levinson® sound system. These options, paired with the convenience of the standard driver aids, ensure you know you have a luxurious ride.  

5. Striking color choices  

The 2018 Lexus RC F is offered in exciting colors to help your performance coupe stand out, including a vibrant yellow, bright blue, and stunning red hue. There are also traditional shades of silver, gray, black, and white if you want to keep the look of your RC F more subdued. The interior of the RC F is also available in stunning colors, including a red leather option.  

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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
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • CD Audio
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • 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)
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Leather Seats
  • Mark Levinson Sound
  • Navigation System
  • Parking Sensors
  • Rear Spoiler
  • 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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