2021 Lexus RC F

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Design

Head-Turning Style

Lexus RC F’s race-bred exterior is marked by razor-sharp lines designed to turn heads and enhance aerodynamic performance, handling, and stability. Including sharply refined front and rear fascia, and further honed by triple LED headlamps with an integrated L-motif turn signal.

Performance Edition

The Performance Edition adds to RC F’s striking image with features like exclusive Flame Yellow exterior, available white leather interior, carbon fibre roof and active rear wing, and unique 10-spoke 19” polished aluminium alloys.

Track Edition

The Track Edition puts RC F’s race-ready credentials on full display, with a carbon fibre aero kit, titanium muffler, carbon ceramic brakes, 19” ultra-lightweight forged BBS alloys, and exclusive Red Alcantara interior.

Sport Steering

RC F’s elliptical cross-section thick-grip steering wheel feels as if it was molded to your hands, and the at-your-fingers paddle shifters make it easier to change gears -- making RC F the ideal companion for high-spirited on-road driving and weekends at the track.

Cockpit Seating

Deeply bolstered -- and uniquely constructed to disperse body pressure -- the low-set high back seats keep you comfortable on the long haul, and firmly planted during high-spirited driving. Strikingly finished with an embossed “F” on the headrests.

Track Honed Chassis

RC F’s body is highly rigid with large cross-section rocker panels and a stiff front lower brace. In combination with standard adaptive variable suspension -- which automatically and independently adjusts the performance damping at each wheel depending on road surface and driving style -- RC F puts exceptional levels of control firmly in your hands.

Performance

Engine And Transmission

Featuring a naturally aspirated 5.0-litre V8 engine, capable of 472 HP and 395 lb.ft. torque, RC F will get your heart racing every time you get behind the wheel. A uniquely tuned 8-speed Sports Direct Shift (SPDS) transmission offers manual control through steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters. When not in Manual mode, SPDS detects curves and automatically holds the lower gear to give optimal response when accelerating out the other side.

Track-inspired. Race Ready

RC F more than lives up to its performance-inspired ideals with a series of high performance features including: Launch Control, Drive Mode Select, Limited Slip Differential, Sport Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management, Adaptive Variable Suspension, and more.

  • Launch Control
  • Drive Mode Select
  • Limited Slip Differential
  • Sport Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management (S-VDIM)
  • Adaptive Variable Suspension (AVS)

Performance Edition

Raise your performance. RC F Performance Edition offers greater aerodynamic grip, courtesy of features like a carbon fiber active rear spoiler that deploys at specific speeds to increase downforce for great handling stability. And torque vectoring differential to help you power into and out of corners with more control and more confidence.

Track Edition

With features like carbon fibre body kit and carbon ceramic brakes, titanium exhaust and 19” ultra-lightweight forged BBS alloys, the Track Edition is 80 kilograms lighter than any other RC F Making the perfect companion to help you take on your favorite circuit.

Technology

Lexus Navigation with Remote

Standard on all models, Lexus Navigation with Remote revolutionizes your driving experience, with premium connected technology. Features include Remote Connect (3-year trial), Safety Connect (3-year trial), Service Connect, Embedded Navigation with Embedded Traffic & Weather, and Destination Assist (3-year trial). All models also include compatibility with Apple CarPlayTM41 and Android AutoTM42, giving you easy access to your favourite apps, music, navigation and more.

Enform Remote

Control your Lexus from a distance with features like remote start, door lock/unlock, and the ability to check the status of doors and windows. You can also complete certain commands using an Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant enabled device and select smartwatches.

Learn more about Enform Remote

Enform Service Connect

Have vehicle health reports, service alerts and your maintenance schedule at your fingertips via the Lexus app.

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Enform Safety Connect

Next level peace of mind with Automatic Collision Notification, Stolen Vehicle Locator, Emergency Assistance Button, and Enhanced Roadside Assistance.

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Enform Destination Assist

Convenient 24/7 access to a live Agent who can help find points of interest and send the route to your embedded navigation system.

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Lexus App

Control your Enform services using your smartphone. Simply download the Lexus App and enroll.

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Safety

Standard Lexus Safety System+

LSS+ integrates a portfolio of active safety technologies to support your awareness and decision-making under a variety of traffic conditions and contingencies.

  • Pre-collision Safety System with Pedestrian Detection
  • Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist
  • Dynamic Radar Cruise Control
  • Automatic High Beam
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Blind Spot Monitor

RC F’s Blind Spot Monitor system uses quasi-millimeter wave radar to detect vehicles approaching from behind – at a higher speed and from a greater distance. By changing radar orientation from horizontal to rear, the sensory range is extended up to 60 meters behind you and into adjacent lanes.

Proactive Intelligence

RC F’s Sport Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management (VDIM) predicts and helps prevent skids even before they occur, using a combination of individual-wheel braking, torque modulation and steering torque assistance. RC F’s VDIM features four modes, including Expert mode for drivers who want proactive slide control as they hone their skills. Also available is the vertical G sensor, which detects when your vehicle leaves the ground – and automatically applies braking force upon landing.

Brembo Disc Brakes

RC F’s muscular strength demands an impressive amount of stopping power. From everyday, restrained usage to powering through race circuits, RC F’s Brembo* disc brakes are designed for high loads with 6-piston front and 4-piston rear monoblock calipers. Slots in the discs help keep your brake pads clean and effective, while spiral fins help ensure excellent cooling.

* High-friction brakes require periodic inspection and measurement as outlined in the Warranty and Services Guide. The pads and rotors are expected to experience greater wear than conventional brakes. Pad life may be less than 32,000 km, and brake rotor life may be less than 80,000 km depending on driving conditions. RC F models may feature Brembo® brakes. It is an inherent characteristic of materials and design of brake pads used in this high-performance brake system that brake noise/squeal may result.

2021 LEXUS RC F


Build & Price

1. Navigation System
The Navigation System is designed to assist in locating an address or point of interest. Discrepancies may be encountered between the system and your actual location. Road system changes may affect the accuracy of the information provided. Rely on your common sense to decide whether to follow a specified route. Detailed coverage not available for every city or roadway. Periodic updates available at an additional cost. See your Navigation System Owner's Manual for further details. Navigational systems in some vehicles are available with bilingual capability.

2. Backup Camera
The backup camera does not provide a comprehensive view of the rear area of the vehicle. You should also look around outside your vehicle and use your mirrors to confirm rearward clearance.

3. 835-watt
Continuous average power, all channels driven, at less than 0.1% THD; 20–20,000 Hz.

4. Satellite Radio
Functioning Satellite Radio requires a compatible receiver and monthly service fee. Please see your Lexus Dealer for further details. Reception of satellite signal may vary depending on location.

5. Net HP
Maximum output indicates engine plus HV battery output.

6. Horsepower @ RPM, Torque @ RPM
Ratings achieved using the required premium unleaded gasoline with an octane rating of 91 or higher.

7. Top Track Speed
Performance figures are for comparison only and were obtained with prototype vehicles by professional drivers using special safety equipment and procedures.

8. Vehicle Stability Control (VSC)
Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) and if applicable Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management (VDIM) are electronic systems designed to help the driver maintain vehicle control under adverse conditions. They are not substitutes for safe driving practices. Factors including speed, road conditions and driver steering input can all affect whether VSC and VDIM will be effective in preventing a loss of control. Please see your Owner's Manual for further details.

9. Brake Assist
Brake Assist is designed to help the driver take full advantage of the benefits of ABS. It is not a substitute for safe driving practices. Braking effectiveness also depends on proper brake-system maintenance and tire and road conditions.

10. Pre-Collision System
The Pre-Collision System is designed to help reduce the crash speed and damage in certain frontal collisions only. It is not a collision-avoidance system and is not a substitute for safe and attentive driving. System effectiveness depends on many factors, such as speed, driver input and road conditions. Please see your Owner's Manual for further information.

11. Tire Pressure Monitor
The Lexus Tire Pressure Monitor alerts the driver when tire pressure is critically low. For optimal tire wear and performance, tire pressure should be checked regularly with a gauge; do not rely solely on the monitor system. Please see your Owner's Manual for details.

12. Airbag Systems
All the airbag ("AB") systems are Supplemental Restraint Systems. All ABs (if installed) are designed to inflate only under certain conditions and in certain types of severe collisions: frontal and knee ABs typically inflate in frontal collisions; side and side curtain ABs in side collisions; Roll-Sensing Curtain ABs at a severe tilt degree, roll or lateral G-force. In all other accidents, the ABs will not inflate. To decrease the risk of injury from an inflating AB, always wear seatbelts. Do not use a rearward-facing child seat in any front passenger seat. Please see your Owner's Manual for further information/warnings.

13. SmartAccess
The SmartAccess system may interfere with some pacemakers or cardiac defibrillators. If you have one of these medical devices, please talk to your doctor to see if you should deactivate this system.

14. Smart Stop Technology
Smart Stop Technology operates only in the event of certain simultaneous brake and gas pedal applications. When engaged, the system will reduce engine power to help the brakes to bring the vehicle to a stop. Factors including speed, road conditions, driver input can all impact stopping distance. Smart Stop Technology is not a substitute for safe and attentive driving and does not guarantee instant stopping. Please see your Owner's Manual for further details.

15. Dynamic Radar Cruise Control
Dynamic Radar Cruise Control was designed to assist the driver and is not a substitute for safe and attentive driving practices. Please see your Owner's Manual for important cautions and instructions.

16. Driver Attention Monitor
The Driver Attention Monitor is designed to alert the driver if a potential hazard is detected ahead and the driver's face appears to be turned away. It is not a collision-avoidance system and is not a substitute for safe and attentive driving. System effectiveness depends on many factors. Please see your Owner's Manual for further information.

17. Whiplash Injury Lessening (WIL)
Whiplash Injury Lessening (WIL) front seats can help reduce the extent of whiplash in certain types of rear end collisions.

18. Night View
Night View is designed to alert the driver to objects beyond the projected light of the low-beam headlamps. Driver should only glance at image occasionally. Factors including cold weather and the vehicle's air conditioner may limit the effectiveness of the system.

19. Blind Spot Monitor
Do not rely exclusively on the Blind Spot Monitor System to determine if a lane change is safe. Always look over your shoulder and use your turn signal before changing lanes. There are severe limits to the function, detection range and clarity of the monitor system. For a complete list of limitations and directions regarding use of the monitor system, please see your Owner's Manual.

20. Mark Levinson®
Mark Levinson is a registered trademark of Harmon International Industries Inc.

21. iPod®
iPod is a registered trademark of Apple Inc. All rights reserved.

22. Bluetooth®
Lexus tests certain Bluetooth® capable phones for compatibility with Lexus vehicles. Please see your Lexus Dealer for details. Note that the recommendation of Lexus is not a warranty of the performance for any phone and that some problems may occur with any type of handset based on the phone software version or the service coverage available in your area. Some vehicles equipped with Bluetooth® technology are available with bilingual capability.

23. HomeLink®
HomeLink® is a registered trademark of Johnson Controls.

24. HAC & DAC
DAC is designed to help the driver maintain vehicle control and speed on steep downhill descents. HAC is designed to help minimize backward rolling on steep ascents. These suggestions are not a substitute for safe driving judgment and practices. Factors including speed, grade, surface conditions and driver input can all affect whether DAC and HAC will be effective in preventing a loss of control. Please see your Owner's Manual for further details.

25. Dual Screen Rear DVD Entertainment System
A single disc DVD player is standard on vehicles equipped with the dual-screen Rear-Seat Entertainment System. A separate DVD player or game system utilizing the centre console's video/audio inputs is required in order to use the split-screen function.

26. Wireless Headphones
Headphones are for passenger use only. Do not use while operating vehicle.

27. Wide-view Front and Side Monitor
The Wide-view Front and Side Monitor does not provide a comprehensive view of the front and side areas of the vehicle. You should also look around outside your vehicle and use your mirrors to confirm clearance. Cold weather will limit effectiveness and view may become cloudy.

28. TORSEN®
TORSEN® is a registered trademark of Zexel Torsen, Inc.

29. Roof rack (LX)
Roof rack capacity is 130 lb. Crossbars are not recommended for luggage.

30. Towing
Before towing, confirm your vehicle and trailer are compatible, hooked up properly and you have any necessary additional equipment. If gross trailer weight is above 5,000 lb (2,268 kg), it is necessary to use a weight-distributing hitch with sufficient capacity. Do not exceed any Weight Ratings and follow all instructions and cautions from your trailer-hitch manufacturer and vehicle Owner's Manual. The maximum amount you can tow depends on the total weight of any cargo, occupants and available equipment.

31. Intelligent High Beams
The Intelligent High Beam headlamps can help improve vision at night. However, conditions such as a dirty windshield, rapidly changing light conditions or hilly terrain will limit effectiveness so the driver may need to manually change the high beams from on to off.

32. Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA)
Do not rely exclusively on the Rear Cross-Traffic Alert System. There are limitations to the function, detection and range of the system. You should also look around outside your vehicle, over your shoulder and use your mirrors to confirm rearward clearance. For a complete list of limitations and directions, please see your Owner’s Manual.

33. Lane Departure Alert (LDA)
Lane Departure Alert: Lane Departure Alert is designed to read the lane markers under certain conditions, and provide visual and audible alerts when lane departure is detected. It is not a collision-avoidance system or a substitute for safe and attentive driving. Effectiveness depends on many factors. See Owner’s Manual for more information

34. Automatic High Beam (AHB)
Automatic high beam feature can help improve vision at night. However, conditions such as a dirty windshield, rapidly changing light conditions or hilly terrain will limit effectiveness so the driver may need to manually adjust the highbeams from on to off. Please see your Owner’s Manual for details.

35. Enform Remote
Use only if aware of circumstances surrounding vehicle and it is legal and safe to do so (e.g., do not remotely start engine if vehicle is in an enclosed space or vehicle is occupied by a child). Enform Remote is dependent upon an operative telematics device, a cellular connection, navigation map data and GPS satellite signal reception, and other factors outside of Lexus’ control, which can limit the ability or functionality of the system. Registration and app download are required. App and services subject to change at any time without notice. See usage precautions and service limitations in Owner’s Manual. To learn about Enform data collection, use, sharing and retention, please visit www.lexus.ca/enform-privacy. The Enform Remote trial period is at no extra cost and begins on the original date of purchase or lease of a new vehicle. After the trial period expires, enrollment in a paid subscription is required to access the service. Terms and conditions apply.

36. Enform Service Connect
Vehicle information and service alerts are provided based on the last time data was collected from the vehicle and may not be up to date. Enform Service Connect is dependent upon an operative telematics device, a cellular connection, navigation map data and GPS satellite signal reception, and other factors outside of Lexus’ control, which can limit the ability or functionality of the system. Apps/services vary by phone carrier; functionality depends on many factors. Select apps use large amounts of data; you are responsible for charges. Apps and services subject to change at any time without notice. See lexus.ca/enform for details. To learn about Enform data collection, use, sharing and retention, please click here www.lexus.ca/enform-privacy. The Enform Service Connect trial period is at no extra cost and begins on the original date of purchase or lease of a new vehicle. After the respective trial period expires, enrollment in paid subscription is required to access the service. Terms and conditions apply.

37. Enform Safety Connect
Enform Safety Connect (Automatic Collision Notification/Emergency Assistance/Enhanced Roadside Assistance/ Stolen Vehicle Locator): Contact with Safety Connect™ response centre is dependent upon the telematics device being in operative condition, cellular connectivity availability, and GPS satellite signal reception, which can limit the ability to reach the response centre or receive emergency support. The Enform Safety Connect trial period is at no extra cost and begins on the original date of purchase or lease of a new vehicle. After the trial period expires, enrollment in a paid subscription is required to access the service. Terms and conditions apply.

38. Stolen Vehicle Locator
Stolen vehicle police report required to use Stolen Vehicle Locator.

39. Amazon Alexa
Amazon, Alexa and all related logos are trademarks of Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. Skills and services subject to change at any time without notice.

40. Lexus App
Services are dependent upon connection to a compatible wireless network (either 3G GSM/GPRS or LTE; varies by model), provided by a third-party wireless service provider. Lexus is not responsible for cellular network discontinuance.
A compatible customer phone pairing is required and customers are responsible for all data charges.

41. Apple CarPlay
Apple CarPlay™ is a trademark of Apple Inc. A compatible customer phone pairing is required and customers are responsible for all data charges.

42. Android Auto
Android Auto™ is a trademark of Google Inc. A compatible customer phone pairing is required and customers are responsible for all data charges.

43. Lexus Enform
Services are dependent upon connection to a compatible wireless network (either 3G GSM/GPRS or LTE; varies by model), provided by a third-party wireless service provider. Lexus is not responsible for cellular network discontinuance. A compatible customer phone pairing is required and customers are responsible for all data charges. The Enform trial period is at no extra cost and begins on the original date of purchase or lease of a new vehicle. After the trial period expires, enrollment in a paid subscription is required to access the service. Terms and conditions apply.

44. Enform Destination Assist
Be sure to obey traffic regulations and maintain awareness of road and traffic conditions at all times. Availability and accuracy of the information provided by Destination Assist is dependent upon many factors. Use common sense when relying on information provided. Services and programming subject to change. Services not available in every city on every roadway. The Destination Assist trial period is at no extra cost and begins on the original date of purchase or lease of a new vehicle. After the trial period expires, enrollment in a paid subscription is required to access the service. Terms and conditions apply.