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2015 Lexus RC-F UK Pricing Released

Today Lexus UK announced pricing and package details about the 2015 RC-F. Here are the information (to give you a rough idea of how the RC-F will be priced in US market, in UK, the RX450h starts at £44,495, and the same model sold in US is carrying a price tag of USD $47,445):

– RC-F base: GBP £59,995
– RC-F Carbon edition: £67,995


RC-F base standard features:
– LED headlights with automatic highbeam
– Brembo brakes
– Drive Mode selection
– active rear spoiler
– Sachs monotube shock absorbers
– Lexus Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management (VDIM) system
– 10-speaker premium DVD/audio, remote touchpad control and Lexus navigation system
– dual-zone automatic climate con...

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Lexus Has Big Plan – Upcoming New Models: LS, RC-FS, SC

Maybe you have read our report yesterday regarding new V8s that Lexus is working on currently.

Well, there are reasons that Lexus develops those new engines, and it looks like that is a part of a big plan Lexus is gruadually unfolding, step by step, and cautiously.

The first part of the plan is the next generation LS flagship sedan. Two years ago, when Lexus revealed the “new” LS, some of us were disappointed by the fact that the new flagship sedan, is actually not a “real” new design...

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Report: The Future Lexus V8 Engine Plan

As we are approaching the market release date of the completely-new Lexus RC-F, speculations of how Lexus will do for its V8 engines in the next few year starts to emerge.

As we know the 5.0L V8 engine in the RC-F is based on the firm’s 2UR-GSE V8, which is currently used in the IS-F, but with significant modification and enhancement to push maximum output way more than the 450 hp mark.

At the same time, Lexus’ flagship sedan: the LS460, although with many impressive features, it lag behind its German rivals, such the Mercedes-Benz S550, the BMW 750i, the Audi A8, in engine output. The LS460’s 1UR-FSE 4...

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Lexus Is Developing Double-Clutch Transmission for RC-F and IS-F

Toyota Motorsport GmbH (a.k.a TMG), the Köln Germany-based motorsport division of the Toyota Group, told Australian media that they are developing a double-clutch transmission for the company’s Lexus brand.

According to Rob Leupen, business operations director of TMG, in the next 2 or 3 years we should be able to see the TMG-developed DCT on the Lexus RC-F, and also the next generation of IS-F.

For the IS-F, Leupen also hinted that the redesigned IS-F may use hybrid powertrain technologies.


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Toyota Is Going to Introduce A 10-Speed Transmission

While most of the luxury cars are still using 6/7/8-speed transmissions, and Mercedes-Benz may still consider their latest 9-speed 9G-tronic to be state-of-the-art, how about the idea of 10-speed transmissioni?

Well, Toyota not only get this idea, but it has also turned this into reality now. They are working on a production version of the 10-speed unit (to be accurate, it is Aisin that working on it – Aisin is a subcompany of the Toyota group), and it will be debuted in the 2017 Lexus LS flagship sedan and the new SC coupe (yes, Lexus does not give up the SC nameplate). This will be the world’s first production 10-speed automatic transmission.

The Lexus LS is always Toyo...

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